The Adamawa Province Law Command has arrested 1,146 suspects who are members of various high-profile criminal gangs.
Of the number, 446 have been convicted by courts piece 720 others are awaiting trial.
The arrests, effected from Jan this yr to date, were carried out by the Anti-kidnapping Unit, Anti- Shilla Squad, CID Personnel, SIB and other Divisional Law operatives of the command, in conjunction with hunters, Pulaku and Vilante members.
The province Commissioner of Law, Aliyu Adamu Alhaji, made the disclosure during a intelligence briefing at the police force headquarters in Yola, where he gave an account of his stewardship in the 8 months that he has been the commissioner of police force.
Giving a breakdown of the arrests, the CP said they included 21 suspects in connexion with the recent killings of 7 persons in Dasin Bwate, in Fufore LGA.
“The Command was able to dislodge and apprehend over 400 radical armed Shilla Boys and were charged to tribunal. They are at present remanded in prison house custody,” he said, adding, “The Command has also apprehended over 121 kidnappers from across the Province and rescued some kidnapped victims.”
The CP said the command also cracked and apprehended some notorious highway robbers terrorizing Numan-Gombe route, Numan-Jalingo route and Ngurore–Mayo Belwa route.
“The Command apprehended the notorious receiver of stolen properties, Alhaji Halilu Lafiya, alias SYB, and he has since been prosecuted and convicted,” the CP added.
He listed items recovered as 20 AK-47 rifles, 3 G3 rifles, 2 pump activity guns, 7 single barrel guns, 11 locally fabricated guns, 600 rounds of live ammunition, 115 cartridges, 8 stolen motor vehicles, 18 tricycles, 11 motorcycles, as good as big quantities of tough drugs, intoxicating substances, and weeds.
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