The long arm of the law has caught up with a serial killer syndicate after four members of the gang were arrested by officers of the Bauchi State Police Command following a tip-off.
While parading the suspects, Garba Umar, the Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, revealed while briefing pressmen at the police headquarters in Bauchi, that the gang members were responsible for several murders across the state.
Umare gave the names of the suspects as Adamu Abubakar, male (52) (gang leader), Muhammad Lawan, male (52), Ahmadu Gambo, male (38) and Mohammed Tukur, male (50), all of Galambi Ward of Bauchi State.
He also added that he staged a meeting with the Myetti Allah group which denied knowledge of the syndicate responsible for the killings of kidnappers and cattle rustlers in Bauchi about two weeks ago.
“During my last stakeholders’ meeting with various Myetti Allah groups in the state, I enjoined them to disclose the identities of the groups allegedly behind a series of extrajudicial killings of suspected kidnappers and cattle rustlers in the state and they vehemently denied knowledge of such syndicates,” He said.
Continuing, he added that; “The groups usually take the law into their own hands, go to villages in their hundreds and abduct their victims to unknown destinations and kill them extrajudicially on mere allegations.
“When the situation continued unabated, the command set up a special team with the sole mandate to unravel the syndicate behind these dastardly acts with a view to bringing them to justice.
“However, on 26/5/2017 at about 0600hrs, following painstaking surveillance operations, the command’s Anti-Kidnapping Unit smashed a syndicate either known as BABELI or GAMA KAI and arrested the following suspects at Runde Mountain Bauchi,” Umar said.