The Bauchi State police command says 49 hostages including the district head of Tama In Toro Local Government Area of the state, have been rescued from the den of kidnappers during an operation by the security agents.
During a press briefing on the activities of the command in fighting crime in the state, the Bauchi State Police Commissioner, Haliru Gwandu, also confirmed that over 50 suspects including the kidnappers of the monarch had been arrested and charged while others are being investigated.
Part of the arrested suspects are armed robbery gangs, cattle rustlers, impersonators and rapists.
Arrested were made by the command through synergy with other security agencies in the state.
Briefing reporters on the command’s efforts in the war against crime, the Police Commissioner said the efforts had been yielding positive results, leading to recovery of arms, ammunition, stolen vehicles and rustled cattle as well as arrest of some suspects.
The suspects were being paraded alongside the various exhibits recovered which include fabricated master keys; police warrant card, complete set of police uniform, boot, handsets firearms and ammunition.
The command also held an interactive session on safety and security in the state with traditional rulers, caretaker committee chairmen of local government councils, and representatives of vigilante groups including clerics and youth leaders.
Community leaders were also at the meeting where modalities for collaboration in fighting crime between the people and security agencies were discussed.