BAUCHI State Police Command has succeeded in foiling another prison break in the main prison located near the Bauchi Emirate palace. The command, following intelligence report recently foiled attempted jail break and arrested one Malam Mahmud Tanimu who had concluded plans with his accomplices to break the Bauchi Federal Prison in order to free his brother who is standing trial in a case of terrorism. The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Zaki Ahmed disclosed this recently while briefing newsmen in his office on the achievement made from September to date, saying the suspect has since been remanded in prison custody. He said the State is confronted with numerous security challenges which include but not limited to kidnapping, armed banditry, cattle rustlers, rape among others. He said recently there has been upsurge in Kidnappings of locals in some areas for ransom after which suspects hide inside the forests which make it difficult for the law enforcement agencies to apprehend them due to difficult terrain, poor communication network and scattered settlements. However, the proactive step taken by the command through robust synergy with other security agencies, Vigilante Groups and other stakeholders continue to yield positive results. Mr. Ahmed disclosed that they recovered two (2) AK 47 rifles, Eleven (11) Dane Guns, Five (5) Single Barrel guns, Two locally made Revolver Pistols with Seven round of 9mm live ammunition, Five (5) fabricated Pistols, two Fabricated Guns, Three Magazines and 115 rounds of live ammunition of 7.62mm, Five expanded ammunition of 7.62mm. Also recovered include One Mercedes Benz, 34 Motorcycles of different brands, 83 Cows, 16 Goats, Cash of N140,000, one (1) Laptop, Nine(9) Handsets, 53 wraps of dry leaves suspected to be Indian Hemp, one (1) Knife, One (1) DVD player, One (1) Television, Twenty One Solar Batteries stolen from MTN Mast, etc.

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