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Police arrest 14 suspected kidnappers in Adamawa

Police arrest 14 suspected kidnappers in Adamawa
August 17
23:31 2021

The police command in Adamawa says its operatives have arrested 14 suspected kidnappers in the state.

Sulaiman Nguroje, spokesman of the Adamawa police command, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Yola, the state capital.

The police spokesman said 19 phones were recovered from the suspects, adding that the arrest was the result of credible information from reliable sources.

According to Nguroje, the suspects were arrested in Fufore, Yola south and Jada LGAs of the state.


He also alleged that the suspects confessed to kidnapping three persons –Sale Idi of Farang in Fufore LGA, Ya’u Adamu of Ganye town in Ganye LGA, and Jones Hayatu of Kojoli village in Jada LGA.

“The Operatives from Adamawa Police Command attached to SIB have recorded another breakthrough by apprehending a syndicate of 14 notorious kidnappers terrorising innocent citizens,” he said.

“The suspects were all arrested at their various hideouts following credible information from reliable sources.


“During their arrests, 19 cell phones with 22 SIM cards of different networks were recovered.

“On the strength of that, the Commissioner of Police, Aliyu Ahaji, commended the officer in charge of SIB and his men for making it difficult for such criminals to escape arrest.

“The Commissioner called on members of the public to continue giving credible information regarding any person of suspicious character in their neighbourhood to the police.”

He added that the police commissioner has directed discreet investigation into the matter.


This story is published in partnership with Report for the World, a global service program that supports local public interest journalism.


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