A vigilante group have apprehended five suspected bandits unleashing terror on communities in Alkaleri Local Government Area of Bauchi State.
The arrest is coming as a result of the continuous aggressive fight against the activities of kidnappers and bandits in communities around Alkaleri LGA.
Hon. Bala Ibrahim Alkaleri, the Caretaker Committee Chairman of the Council, who confirmed the development in a statement issued on Wednesday, stated that three suspects were nabbed during a special patrol by joint vigilante groups at Mansur village in Gwana District.
Bala Ibrahim, who appraised them for working with conventional security agencies towards securing villages and towns, stated that the council would sustain the provision of all necessary support.
He added that the local government is committed to complementing the efforts of Governor Bala Mohammed towards ensuring that lives and properties of people across the area are protected.
He also ordered a special patrol by members of the vigilante group in some communities around Pali District where two other suspected kidnappers were arrested and about five victims rescued.
The council boss promised to sustain the fight against insecurity or the overall development of the local government and the state as well as to intensify surveillance in and around the area to guarantee peace and security of the communities.