Adamawa State Police Command has disclosed that it has arrested 909 suspects in connection with sundry crimes including kidnapping, armed robbery, culpable homicide and rape.
The state commissioner of police Sikiru Kayode Akande who made the disclosure during a press briefing to intimate the general public about the operations of the command from February to date on Wednesday, noted that out of the number, the police command has successfully prosecuted 845 suspects.
The police also said it recovered 22 AK-47 as well as 48 locally fabricated rifles from the suspects.
Other items recovered according to the police boss include; 15 motor vehicle/truck, 25 tricycles/motorcycles, 14 locally fabricated single barrel guns, 326 live ammunition, 19 locally made guns, 4 pump action, 12 bow and arrow, 4 torch light, stabilizer (5000w) binaton generator TIC yellow is colour.
He noted that 22 empty magazines, 7 cartridges, 27 cuttlasses/knives/other dangerous weapons, 68 handsets (17) air conditioners, hard drugs, human skulls, N4,915million and several other items.
“Adamawa State Police Command sometimes in February, 2022 designed a security template to curb security challenges in the 21 Local Government Areas,” he said.
He said that the effort is a collective responsibility displayed by officers and men of the command from January to date.
According to him, the operatives carried out tactical and intelligence-driven patrols, raided of criminal hideouts, rescue operations, stop and search operations, community policing, engagement of stakeholders among others.
He appreciated the government and the citizens for their support, assuring that the command will not relent in its effort in fighting crime.
The commissioner of police also presented over N19m cheques to families of slain policemen who died on the line of duty.