The new collaboration between Adamawa State Police Command and Fulani volunteer groups to checkmate the activities of criminals in the state have started yielding positive results with the arrest of 71 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers, and rapists including a serving police officer.
Fielding questions from newsmen the state police commissioner Audu A. Madaki said among the suspected kidnappers is one Non-Commissioned Police Officer, Sgt. Abdulrazaq Dahiru who is now undergoing interrogations and four other rapists.
According to him, ‘’ the suspects had conspired and kidnapped people in parts of the state and collected three point eight million naira (N3.8m) as ransom.
“That on the 08/ 03/ 2020 while interrogating the apprehended Kidnappers, one among them confessed to having been romancing with the NCO, Sgt. Abdulrazaq Dahiru, ‘’ said he.
Madaki further that the alleged police officer supplied them on three different occasions with Nine (9) lives ammunition that facilitated their criminal activities.
‘’ Hence the Command apprehended the NCO now undergoing interrogations, ’he added.
According to the Commissioner of Police items recovered from the suspects include 13 AKs 47 Rifles, 761 rounds of life ammunition, 18 Magazines and 5 locally made pistols.
While commending members of Fulani volunteer groups of Miyetti Allah and Tabital-Puulaku , for their resilience efforts in assisting police and other security agencies in the state, CP Madaki , said that already eleven kidnappers have voluntarily surrendered themselves and vowed to assist in fishing out criminals.
Similarly, the police he said, 51 notorious armed youths (Shila Boys) who have been deposing commuters of their possessions in the state were arrested at their hideouts in Jambutu, Dobeli, and Kofare with various dangerous weapons and hard drugs.