Normal traffic resumes on Bauchi-Jos highway -Police



 The Police in Bauchi said that normalcy has been restored to the Bayara area of the metropolis after some protesters barricaded the Bauchi-Jos highway to protest alleged kidnappings and killings in the area.

The Commissioner of Police, Mr Sylvester Alabi, stated this at a press conference in Bauchi.

Alabi said that normalcy has been restored, the people protesting over a kidnapping case in the area.

“It is true that there was a mild protest the residents of that area and we actually managed it.

sent the Area Commander Metro and the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), Yelwa to talk to them.

“The command is willing to collaborate with them to ensure that the culprits are found and arrested as well as rescue the kidnapped victims,” he said

Alabi said that the command recieved report of a kidnapping case at Bayara area of the metropolis morning.

He said that information received the police on the case was sketchy, adding that the command would collaborate with the residents to arrest the culprits and rescue the victims.

“It is a case of kidnapping that happened very early this morning. Information about it is still sketchy, we don’t have comprehensive report yet.

“It happened this morning and we are investigating, we are trying to find out what actually happened. When we have a comprehensive information, we will inform the press on what actually happened,” he said.

The CP urged parents to ensure that their wards get better parental care and upbringing.

However, some of the residents said they protesting over the kidnapping recorded in the past two weeks in the area.

Malam Isa Baba, of the residents, alleged that unidentified gunmen stormed the area on Thursday morning and kidnapped a woman.

“The gunmen came to the area again this morning and kidnapped a woman. They came at about 1:00 am, and got access to the where the woman was kidnapped.

“This is what triggered the protest to block the to express our feelings because the same incident happened two weeks ago,” he said.

Another resident, Abdullahi Ibrahim, alleged that three people kidnapped and two others killed unidentified gunmen in the past two weeks in the area.

“We want response from the police, we expect them to come to our aid, when we placed distress call they dont response.

“We also call on the state government to action and help us, we no longer feel safe or secure even in our homes,” he said. (NAN)