Adamawa State Police Command is taking stiffer measures on its fight against criminality in the state. Recently, it has recorded a breakthrough by arresting a good number of Kidnappers and Cattle Rustlers that have been terrorizing residents of the state. With the arrest, weapons of assorted types, including cows and sheep were recovered.

Narrating how some of the criminals were apprehended, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, in a press release, said “On the 4th June, 2020 one Yahaya Sale a resident of Ganji Village in Gombi LGA, reported to police that, he received several calls from unknown subscribers who threatened to kidnap/Kill him unless a ransom was paid.

“The command upon receiving the report, deployed gallant operatives of Anti-kidnap unit who collaborated with hunters and went after the kidnapers… The notorious kidnapers engaged the command’s operatives in a shootout upon sighting their presence; as a result, two of the suspected kidnapers were gunned down, while others escaped.

“The command recovered one AK-47 rifle with 39 rounds of live ammunitions, one single barrel gun with 16 cartridges, 15 cows and 171 sheep. This operation followed shortly after the Command paraded 69 kidnapers and robbery suspects, with different types of weapons.

Parading the suspects before newsmen, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Olugbenga Adeyanju, said, they were arrested following a tip off. The police in collaboration with vigilante/hunters, stormed Yadim hills, the hotbed of kidnappers, on May 29, 2020 and apprehended seven suspects, recovered three AK47 rifles. Also recovered are one dane-gun, one locally made pistol and two motor circles.” He stated.

The investigation, the Commissioner continued, led to the arrest of another syndicate that kidnapped one Sule Haro, Solomi Ishaya and killed her husband, Pastor Ishaya at Mararaban Bokki under Gombi LGA, in April 2020.

“The group equally kidnapped one Aminu Hassan, Isah Usman and Hamza Adamu, all residents of Uba, under Hong LGA and demanded for N10 million.
“The group further confessed to have kidnapped Dodde Zumo and Ya’u Mohammadu, both residents of Zumo, under Maiha LGA and collected N1 million ransom, in March 2020 before they were apprehended”, he said.

Among those paraded were 18 persons arrested in connection to the recent communal clash that claimed about 48 lives in Tingno, under Lamurde LGA of the state.

Consequently, the Commissioner of Police CP Olugbenga Adeyanju, reassures of the command’s commitment in fighting all criminal activities. He also promised that the command under his watch will continue to make Adamawa State unbearable to the criminal elements until they repent or relocate from the state.


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