Police uncovers kidnappers’ armoury, recover AK-47 rifles, ammunition in Bauchi

The intercepted weapons


An armoury suspected to be that of kidnappers has been uncovered by police operatives in Tudun Wada area of Liman Katagum, Bauchi Local Government Area of Bauchi State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Bauchi State Command, Ahmed Wakil, a Superintendent of Police, said the operation took place on Sunday.

SP Wakil said that the feat was part of the Command’s sustained operations in recent days which have led to tremendous successes by denying miscreants a breathing space to carry out their nefarious activities.

The intercepted weapons

He said: “Operatives attached to the command while acting on credible intelligence, uncovered an armoury of suspected kidnappers.

“On the 22nd January 2023, a patrol team attached to Liman Katagum Divisional Police headquarters led by the DPO while on patrol around the Tudun Wada area of Liman Katagum, Bauchi LGA.

“Consequently, an underground armory was uncovered, and the following items were recovered: Three AK47 rifles, one LAR rifle, 49 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition, nine AK47 magazines, one pair of army camouflage jacket and one pair of Police camouflage trousers,” he said.

Wakil said that while commending the operatives, the Commissioner of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan, ordered round-the-clock surveillance around the area in a bid to arrest the miscreants.

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