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Gombe Police Crackdown on Black Spots, Lead to Arrest, Recovery of Suspected Hard Drugs

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By Abubakar Abdullahi

The Gombe Divisional Police Headquarters, through its Patrol 999 team, conducted a successful raid on black spots within the community on the evening of February 7, 2024.

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A statement by ASP Mahid Muazu Abubakar Command Public Relations Officer said the operation was part of the concerted effort to uphold public safety and combat illicit activities.

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He explained that at approximately 10:00 PM, the team, led by diligent officers, apprehended nine individuals suspected of involvement in illegal drug-related activities.

“Among the confiscated items were dry leaves believed to be Indian hemp and Exol/Yellow tablets suspected to be hard drugs.

The arrested suspects are identified as follows:

Muhammad Mamuda Abubakar, aged 19, Abba Sani, aged 22, Ismail Usman, aged 19, Abba Dama Sadiq, aged 19 and Isah Muhammad, aged 25

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Others include: Aminu Ibrahim, aged 25, Sani Ali, aged 21, Babayo Lawan, aged 20 and Usman Muhammad, aged 40

He noted that all suspects are male and hail from various addresses within the vicinity.

ASP Mahid noted that in a similar operation over 22 suspects were arrested by the same team.

“This significant operation underscores the unwavering commitment of the Gombe State Command to rid the community of criminal elements and safeguard the well-being of its residents. Such operations is important in maintaining law and order.”

The Gombe Police urge the public to remain vigilant and cooperative, as collaborative efforts are crucial in ensuring a safer and more secure environment for all.”

He however noted that ths command will be contacted for more information on 08150567771 for emergencies and information that will lead to safeguarding the state from criminal elements.


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