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Police arrest 319 suspects in Adamawa

No fewer than 319 suspected criminals have been arrested by the Adamawa Police Command within the past five months.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Audu Madaki, made this known Tuesday while giving newsmen update on arrest made from July to date.

Madaki said the suspects comprised of 106 kidnappers, 115 armed robbers/Shila boys, 61 homicide suspects and 37 rapists.

Madaki said items and other exhibits recovered from the suspects included one car, 13 tricycles, six AK 47, 236 cutlasses, 139 knives, 465 loafs of Indian hemp and large quantity of assorted hard drugs among others.

“The command state CID, special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and other operational outfits of the command in its effort to checkmate the criminal activities were able to dislodge criminal in their hideouts/ black-spots.

“Many of them terrorizing people along Savanna- Lafiya road, Numan-Jalingo road, Ngurore-Demsa road, Ngurore-Mayo-Belwa road, Song-Gombi road, Fufore-Gurin road, Jambutu, Vinikilang, Doubeli and Shinko areas were arrested,” the commissioner said.

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