Police burst syndicate of notorious kidnappers in Adamawa

August 18, 2021
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The Police in Adamawa have confirmed the arrest of 14 suspected notorious kidnappers terrorising people of the state.

DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, the Police Spokesperson in the state, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday in Yola.

Nguroje said the breakthrough followed credible information from reliable sources.

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

“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,” the statement read in part.

Nguroje said that the suspects were arrested in Fufore, Yola South and Jada Local Government Areas of the state.

He said during interrogation all the suspects confessed to kidnapping one Alhaji Sale Idi of Farang in Fufore LGA and Ya’u Adamu of Ganye town in Ganye LGA.

Another victim was Jones Hayatu of Kojoli village in Jada Local Government Area.

They also admitted to had collected huge amount of money as ransom from their victims.

“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.

“The police boss further directed for discreet investigation into the matter, and assured that the suspects will be prosecuted accordingly,” Nguroje said.

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