On sighting the police Teams, suspects opened fire which triggered a fierce gun battle.
After,incurring heavy casualties,hoodlums abandoned their rifles and escaped into the Bush with bullet wounds.
1.Eight AK 47 Rifles,
2.One AK 49 Rifle,
3.One G3 Rifle,
4.Two Automatic Pump Action,
5.One double barrel gun,
8.Forty Eight (48) Cartridges,
9.Nineteen (19) ammunition of LAR rifle.
10.Three Hundred and Twenty assorted Ammunition.
11.One Charm,one padlock and,
12.Two blue magazine bags.
However, Forty Eight hostages were rescued in good condition of health.
Meanwhile, efforts are being intensified to apprehend fleeing suspects. Members of the Public are urged to assist the Police with information by reporting suspicious persons especially those with bullet wounds to the nearest police station for prompt action please. SP Haruna Mohammed, PPRO Bauchi State Police Command.