May 20, 2024

Police operatives have been arrested in Adamawa state for allegedly blocking a section of the Numan-Jalingo highway robbing and kidnapping passengers.

The state police command which disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, May 14, said its operatives, working in collaboration with hunters on May 10, arrested the suspects.

The command said in the statement signed by its Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje.

He said: “The arrest was as a result of a timely response to distress calls made to police that the road linking Numan and Jalingo of Adamawa and Taraba state respectively, was blocked by armed robbers.”

The command added that a timely response of operatives yielded the arrest of five out of seven suspects.

The command said: “The suspects were on 9/05/2024, at about 11:30 pm armed themselves with offensive weapons, blocked Numan-Jalingo Road, robbed commuters of their belongings, and kidnapped three from the passengers into the thick forest.

“The command’s response team aggressively gave a hot chase to the kidnappers, leading to their arrest, recovery of offensive weapons, and successful rescue of the kidnapped victims.”

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