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Police parade 58 suspects, recover weapons, SUV

The Adamawa State Police Command has paraded 58 suspects for various offences and recovered weapons and a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).

Among the suspects were 40 cultists, 11 kidnappers and seven robbers.

The police also recovered a Toyota Prado Jeep with reg. No. ABJ 344 HX, and a Hummer Bus reg. No. RSH 79 FA. Additionally, they found 2 AK-47s with 25 rounds of live ammunition, N10,690 in cash, a polythene bag containing charms, rings, a power bank, and two GSM handsets.

During the parade, CP Dankombo Morris, stated that all the suspects had confessed to their crimes and would face appropriate charges in court.

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He emphasised the command’s determination to reduce crime, adding that cultists were a major challenge to the security situation in the state.

He said the police had launched a coordinated operation with hunters on March 16, 2024, in Sambisa Forest, Adamawa State, where they arrested 40 cultists and recovered weapons from them.

CP Morris also noted that the police had intercepted and arrested five armed robbery gangs within Jimeta, who had robbed passengers and occupants of their vehicles from Taraba State and fled to Adamawa State.

He further said an armed gang of kidnappers was arrested at Ngurore on March 5, 2024, who had been terrorising the area and its environs.

“The police recovered two AK-47 rifles and 25 rounds of live ammunition from the suspects,” he added.

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