Adamawa police arrest 208 suspected criminals, charge 108 to court


Adamawa State Police command has arrested no fewer than 208 suspected criminals for committing sundry crimes ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling and other violent crimes.

The commissioner of police, Sikiru Kayode Akande who reeled out the achievements of the command from January, 2023 to date at a press conference in Yola on Thursday, said, the feat was sequel to enhanced patrols and tactical operations.

“Early this year, the command renewed its commitment and designed a security template to deliver on the mandate of the Inspector General of Police, IGP USMAN ALKALI BABA, psc(+), NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR. to leave a deepened legacy of Democratic system and credible electoral process in the country.

“From January to date, the command operatives carried out tactical and intelligence-driven patrols, raiding of Criminal hideouts, rescue operations, stop and search operations, community policing, engagement of stakeholders among others.

“These operations yielded positive results and a total number of 208 suspects were arrested in connection to Kidnapping, Armed robbery, cattle rustling and other violent crimes, out of which 108 suspects were charged to court.

“Seven (7) AK47 riffles, 7 locally fabricated guns among other exhibits were recovered,” Akande said.

The police commissioner expressed appreciation to the government and good people of Adamawa State for the continuous support they have been rendering to the Command and assured that all the suspects will be diligently prosecuted on completion of investigation.


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