Troops kills suspected killer of Bauchi village head

The Defence Headquarters has said troops of Operation Safe Haven eliminated killers of Bauchi village head identified as Alhaji Saleh Abdulhamid.


The military high command said the troops had arrested the duo of Abdulrazaq Umar and Idris Abdullahi who confessed to have been involved in several abductions in Plateau and Bauchi States as well as the murder of the village head, adding that the suspects tried to escape and were killed.


The Director, Defence Media Operations, Major General Benard Onyeuko, in a statement released on Tuesday, said the duo were arrested in collaboration with the Plateau State Police Command.


The statement partly read, “Troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN sustained efforts at maintaining their mandate and ensured a hitch-free and peaceful Sallah celebration.


“Notably on 7 and 8 July 2022, troops of Operation SAFE HAVEN in conjunction with Plateau State Police Command, arrested 2 notorious kidnappers, Abdulrazaq Umar and Idris Abdullahi, at Beco Junction Heipang District, Barkin Ladi Local Government Area, Plateau State.

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