BAUCHI, Nigeria — Officials of the Bauchi State Police Command have detained 10 suspects in connection with a savage attack on a 27-year-old man, which occurred in broad daylight in a suburb of Bauchi metropolis.
The assault occurred in March 2023 while the victim, Mustapha Mohammed, was spending the morning hours with his friends in Sabon Kaura.
An armed gang of about 15 individuals reportedly stormed the gathering and brutally stabbed Mohammed multiple times.
Ahmed Wakil, the State Police Public Relations Officer and a Superintendent of Police, made this known in a statement on Saturday, May 27, 2023, provided to the press.
“On May 20, 2023, at about 11:00 am, one Mustapha Mohammed, male (27) of Sabon Kaura, reported at Operation Restore Peace Office, State Headquarters, Bauchi, that sometime in March 2023, while he was relaxing with his friends in the morning hours at Sabon Kaura, some thugs armed with dangerous weapons numbering about 15, attacked them and stabbed him on his back, hand and head,” Superintendent Wakil stated.
The suspects, all local residents of Sabon Kaura and ranging in age from 18 to 23, have been identified by Mohammed as his attackers.
The arrested individuals include Abdulsalam Amadu (19), Umar Ibrahim (23), Abdulrazak Sallau (20), Abdulaziz Suleiman (19), Lukman Hassan (18), Safiyanu Idris (20), Zalani Haladu (21), Abdulhamid Mohd (20), Habibu Danlami (20), and Saifullahi Idris (20).
According to Wakil, detectives attached to Operation Restore Peace acted swiftly on receiving the report, leveraging credible intelligence to locate and arrest the identified suspects.
“During interrogation, all the suspects confessed to have committed the crime. The investigation is ongoing, and efforts are being intensified to apprehend their accomplices, as the suspects would be charged to court for prosecution on completion of the investigation,” Wakil stated.
The violent assault and subsequent arrests underscore the ongoing challenges of maintaining peace and security in the region. The police’s prompt response and successful apprehension of the suspects demonstrate the ongoing efforts to ensure justice and safety for local residents.