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Three teenagers arrested for amputating 21-year-old man's hand in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police Command has arrested thirteen suspected thugs (Sara Suka) ahead of the upcoming Eid-El-Fitir Sallah celebration in the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Ahmed Mohammed Wakil, who disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday, April 19, 2023, said three of the thugs identified as Ibrahim Musa, Buhari Ahmad, and Abba Usman, all aged 18, were among the suspects who amputated the right hand of a 21-year-old man, Sadiq Bala,
“On 10/04/2023 at about 2300hrs, a team of operation restore peace led by the Commander while on visibility Policing Patrol along Shagari, Unguwan Mahaukata and Karofin Madaki ward Bauchi, raided a criminal hideout and arrested the thuggery (Sara-suka) suspects,” the statement read.
He listed other suspects arrested in the operation as; Adamu Shuaibu, aged 18, Mustapha Bala, aged 18, of Karofin Madaki, Mujaheed Muhammad, 22, alias Driver of nasawa jahun.
"During the arrests of the above-mentioned suspects, other accomplices escaped to an unknown destination while efforts are being intensified to make sure they are arrested and brought to book.
“Subsequently, on 11/4/2023 at about 0030hrs a team of operation restore peace (ORP) while on patrol within the nooks and crannies occupied by some men of the underworld at Mallan Goje, Nasarawa, and Karofi area respectively all within Bauchi metropolitan arrested the following persons; Adamu Sirajo, aged 25, alias Dan Baba, Sadiq Isah, aged 20, Nasiru Abdullahi, 19, Amir Abdullahi, 20, Ukasha Ladan, 21, Abdulkarim Mohammad, 22, Ibrahim Musa, 17, alias Na ma’aiki, Abbas Usman, 18, Buhari Ahmad, 19, and Safiyanu Abdullahi, 20, all of them in Kangarke, Makwalla and karofin madaki ward Bauchi respectively,"
Exhibits recovered from the suspects include; three knives, four machetes, two sharp iron and one small Antler.
"During interrogation, all the suspects confessed to having partaken in the activities of thug and thuggery (Sara-suka) towards terrorizing the innocent citizens of Bauchi metropolis and beyond.
"Consequently, the command received a complaint from one Sadiq Bala ‘m’ aged 21yrs, a victim of Sara-suka who was later invited for an identification parade and he vividly identified one Ibrahim Musa ‘m’ aged 18yrs, Buhari Ahmad ‘m’ aged 18yrs and Abba Usman ‘m’ aged 18yrs to be amongst the thugs that amputated his right hand.
“Instantly, the suspects confessed to the allegation against them and were remorseful for their actions.”