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Police arrest 1,146 suspects, get 426 convicted in Adamawa




The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 1,146 suspects who’re members of varied high-profile felony gangs.

Of the quantity, 446 have been convicted by courts whereas 720 others are awaiting trial.

The arrests, effected from January this 12 months to this point, had been carried out by the Anti-kidnapping Unit, Anti- Shilla Squad, CID Personnel, SIB and different Divisional Police operatives of the command, together with hunters, Pulaku and Vilante members.

The state Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, made the disclosure throughout a information briefing on the police headquarters in Yola, the place he gave an account of his stewardship within the eight months that he has been the commissioner of police.

Giving a breakdown of the arrests, the CP stated they included 21 suspects in reference to the latest killings of seven individuals in Dasin Bwate, in Fufore LGA.

“The Command was in a position to dislodge and apprehend over 400 radical armed Shilla Boys and had been charged to courtroom. They’re now remanded in jail custody,” he stated, including, “The Command has additionally apprehended over 121 kidnappers from throughout the State and rescued some kidnapped victims.”

The CP stated the command additionally cracked and apprehended some infamous freeway robbers terrorizing Numan-Gombe highway, Numan-Jalingo highway and Ngurore–Mayo Belwa highway.

“The Command apprehended the infamous receiver of stolen properties, Alhaji Halilu Lafiya, alias SYB, and he has since been prosecuted and convicted,” the CP added.

He listed gadgets recovered as 20 AK-47 rifles, three G3 rifles, two pump motion weapons, seven single barrel weapons, 11 regionally fabricated weapons, 600 rounds of reside ammunition, 115 cartridges, eight stolen motor automobiles, 18 tricycles, 11 bikes, in addition to giant portions of arduous medication, intoxicating substances, and weeds.

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