Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command and local hunters have killed two suspected kidnappers and rescued four victims.
Spokesperson of the command, Suleiman Nguroje, in a statement on Thursday, December 8, said the team of policemen and hunters killed the suspects in a gun duel in a criminal hideout at Moroma hill, in the Mboi district of Song Local Government Area.
The operatives recovered handsets, chains, padlocks, blankets, cooking utensils, energy/soft drinks and charms.
“Further to the Command’s renewed commitment to enhance proactive strategies , the command on 8/12/2022 disconnect a criminal network at Moroma Hill, connecting part of MBOI District and Song local government area. The operation which was carried out by the Command’s operatives attached to Song Division in joint operation with Hunters yielded positive result,” the statement read.
“The outcome of these successes follow-up on strategy designed by the command to checkmate cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, Cattle rustling, unlawful possession of firearms, amongst others.
“The suspected kidnappers upon sighting our men engaged them in a gun duel as a result two of them were neutralized, others escaped with bullet wounds.
“Interestingly four victims: (I) Musa Adamu 25,years, (2) Adam Musa 40years, (3) Muhammed Jabbi 75years, (4) Jauro Ibrahim 60years, all residents of Song local government were rescued unharmed.”
The Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande, while commending DPO Song, his men and Hunters for disconnecting the criminal network and gallantry performance displayed, directs other DPOs to do same as a strategy for checkmating crimes and criminals in their Areas of responsibility.
The CP calls on the populace to always inform the police of the whereabouts of Criminals and their hideouts, especially those on the run with bullet wounds.
The police boss equally assured the Government and good people of Adamawa state, of the command sustained effort to dislodged all criminal hideous and black spots in the state.