No fewer than 319 suspected criminals have been arrested by the Adamawa State Police Command within the past five months.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adamu Madaki who made the disclosure while briefing newsmen on the activities of his Command from July to date. He says the success recorded is a result of the hard work and commitment of officers and men of the Command,
According to the Commissioner, the suspects comprises 106 kidnappers, 115 armed robbers/Shila boys, 61 homicide suspects and 37 rapists and exhibits recovered from them include 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 Adamawa state CID, the special anti-robbery squad (SARS) and other operational outfits of the command in its effort at checkmating the criminal activities were able to dislodge criminals in their hideouts and black-spots.
Those in the police net are suspects alleged to be terrorizing people along Savannah- Lafiya road, Numan-Jalingo road, Ngurore-Demsa road, Ngurore-Mayo-Belwa road, Song-Gombi road, Fufore-Gurin road, Jambutu, Vunoklang, Doubeli and Shinko areas in the state capital.
According to the commissioner, 285 out of the suspects have already been charged to court, while 34 others were still under investigation.
One of the suspects arrested during a robbery operation along Lafiya Numan road confessed being involved in the robbery and that it was his fine time.
The Commissioner of Police thereafter applauded the efforts of citizens for providing the needed information which is responsible for the arrests.
He assures citizens of the state that the police will continue to carry its responsibilities as the state prepares for Saturday’s Local government elections.