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Three persons dead, 4 others rescued, 2 Ak-47 guns recovered as Policemen raid criminals den

Three persons dead, 4 others rescued, 2 Ak-47 guns recovered as Policemen raid criminals den

The Adamawa state police command dismantled a criminal gang hideout in Damare, Maiha local government, Adamawa state. During the crackdown, the police killed three of the criminal elements, rescued four kidnapped residents of the Holma and Sorou communities in Song and Maiha local governments, and recovered two AK-47 rifles and a pump action gun, among other items.

Suleiman Nguroje, the Police Public Relations Officer, issued this statement over the weekend in Yola, Adamawa’ state.

The police command said it had rescued four people from the kidnappers’ den, including a 50-year-old woman, Hafsatu Musa, two 20-year-old men, Idirisa Hammadu and Abdul Adamu, and a 22-year-old man, Musa Hammadu.

The statement reads in part, “Further to the Command’s renewed commitment to enhance proactive strategies on the 30/7/2022, the Command disconnect a criminal network at Damare Hill, connecting part of Holma and Sorau in Song and Maiha local government areas.


“The operation which was carried out by the Command operatives attached to Sorau Division and the Hunters at Damare Hill, a community situated at a remote site of Sorau District Holma Village in Maiha and Song local government areas and border of Cameroon Republic yielded positive result.”

It further states that, “The outcome of these successes is as a result of the follow-up strategy designed by the command to checkmate cases of 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 three (3) of them were neutralized, others escaped with bullet wounds while the following hostages, Hafsatu Musa 50 year, Idirisa Hammadu 20 year, Abdul Adamu, 20 years and Musa Hammadu 22 years, all residents of Holma in Maiha and Song local governments of Adamawa state.”
While commending DPO Sorou, his men, and members of the Hunters for the crackdown on the criminal network and gallantry displayed, Adamawa’s state Commissioner of Police, CP SK Akande, directs other DPOs to do the same as a strategy for combating crimes and criminals in their areas of responsibility.

Akande urged the public to always inform the police of criminals’ whereabouts and hiding places, particularly those on the run with bullet wounds.

He also assures the government and people of Adamawa state that the command will continue to work to remove all criminal hideous and black spots in the state.

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