The Adamawa State Police Command said it has successfully dismantled a criminal network operating in Gurin, Muninga, Wuro Kesum, Parda, and Boggel Districts of Gurin in Fufore Local Government Area.
SP Suleiman Yahaya
Nguroje, Police Public Relations Officer, Adamawa State Command made the disclosure in a statement issued, Monday.
He said the operation, conducted by operatives attached to Gurin Division in collaboration with local hunters, achieved significant successes.
He stated “This operation was carried out as part of the collaborative community policing and rescue operations adopted by the command to combat cases of kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, and unlawful possession of firearms.”
He explained that “In this specific case, three children belonging to Alhaji Maikano Adamu had been kidnapped”
Nguroje further explained that the suspected kidnappers encountered the police officers, they engaged in a gun battle.
“As a result, one of the suspects was neutralized while others managed to escape with bullet wounds.”
Significantly, he noted two of the kidnapped children, Muhammed Maikano and Abubakar Maikano, were successfully rescued during the operation.
He maintained that the police also seized one AK-47 rifle, 25 rounds of ammunition, and other items from the criminals.
Following the operation, Commissioner of Police CP Afolabi Babatola expressed his satisfaction and commended the DPO of Gurin and his team, as well as the local hunters, for their bravery and gallant performance.
CP Babatola directed them to intensify efforts to apprehend the fleeing criminals and ensure they face the full weight of the law.
The Commissioner of Police urged the public to always report the whereabouts of criminals and their hideouts, particularly those with bullet wounds.
“This information plays a vital role in the successful apprehension of such individuals.”
The PPRO furthermore stressed that, CP Babatola assured the government and the people of Adamawa State that the police command will continue their relentless efforts to dismantle criminal hideouts and black spots throughout the state.