FOLLOWING a tip-off, troops of 33
Brigade, Nigerian Army, Forward Operation Base (FOB) Toro, Toro Local
Government Area (LGA) of Bauchi State, on Thursday, dashed into some suspected kidnappers
den and made two arrests at Badiko village, on Gumau road, Bauchi State.
The troops also recovered a bag
containing the sum of N439,000 and some personal items from the suspects.
Preliminary investigation showed
that the amount was their share from a paid ransom of a recent kidnap incident.
Similarly, another suspected
kidnapper was arrested same day at Magama, also in Toro Local Government Area
of the state by the troops.
Preliminary investigation confirmed
that he escaped from their den at Jenge, following the military Operation
Forest Kunama at Lame-Burra Forest recently.
It was further confirmed that he
frequently supply alcohol and other stimulants to the kidnappers.
In a related development, troops
deployed at “Kano 2” checkpoint, near Durum, in Bauchi Local Government Area,
also arrested a suspected armed bandit found to be in possession of eight
rounds of 7.62mm (special), two mobile telephone handsets and local charms.