From Umar Dankano, Yola
In its bid to ensure reduction if not eradication of crime rate,the Adamawa state Police Command adopted more crime fighting strategies in the nooks and crannies of the state.
Commissioner of Police in charge of the state,Mr.Audu Adamu Madaki made the disclosure in Yola Tuesday at a press conference stressing that the strategies used have yielded positive results with the arrested seventy one (71) criminal suspects who allegedly committed offences of kidnapping, armed robbery and rape among others.
Mr. Madaki stated that another eleven (11) suspected kidnappers have surrendered to the command due to the impact of the new strategies adopted by the operatives in giving them sleepless nights in Girei local government area in the state.
“Today being 10th March 2020, the Adamawa state police command in its effort to downsize the criminal activities in the state has introduces strategies by giving hot chase to criminals which as a result apprehended 71 suspects.
“These suspects were in our custody for offences like kidnapping, Armed robbery, rapes while eleven (11) suspects surrendered voluntarily because of the hot chase from the police and members of the vigilantes respectively “.Madaki stressed.
According to him a criminal gang including Mohammed Isa, Usman Yahaya and other six members still at large conspired and kidnapped two persons and collected N2.5’million as ransom at Roma village of Dumne in Song local government area sometimes in October 2019.
After the arrest of the two gang members exhibit recovered from includes; 13 AKs 47 riffles,761 rounds of ammunition,18 magazines and 5 locally made pistols.
He added that another criminal syndicate involving Abubakar Harande (AKAI Dan Alhaji),Idris Dahiru and Jibrilla Mohammed conspired and kidnapped one Bello Modire,Dalhatu Jabbore and Rani Tudun Wada while ransom of N1.3M was collected
The Commissioner explained that a security spy known as NCO by name SGT.Abdulrazak Dahiru was arrested for aiding and abetting crime as confessed by one of the suspected kidnappers to have being romancing with him and in some cases even supply ammunitions to them for criminal operations.
Madaki gave the names of those repented kidnapping suspects as follows; Muhammad Kalaldi,Muhammad Hammadu,Yusufa Gede, Adamu Mohammed,Abubakar Atiku,Adamu Ibrahim .
Others were; Manu Hammadu, Buba Umar, Babangida Naiwa, Hammadu Musa Gede as well as one Alhaji Isa Bokoi.and that they all submitted themselves to the Chairman of Miyetti Allah of Girei who In turn took to the police authorities
He however, extend his command’s gratitude to the well-meaning members of public who have been offering useful information to the police and other security outfits in the state urging them to continue as such gesture is assisting the security in their professional calling.