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Tuesday, May 25, 2021

‘Repentant’ kidnappers lay down arms in Adamawa


 


The Commissioner of Police (CP) in Adamawa, Aliyu Alhaji, said on Tuesday that two repentant kidnappers had surrendered their arms to the police command in the state.


Addressing a news conference in Yola, Mr Alhaji said that the repentant kidnappers surrendered two G3 rifles with breech number 58607 and 52007 with five rounds of live ammunition.


According to him, the command is still investigating the circumstances surrounding the men being in possession of the rifles and assured residents in the state of security of lives and property.


He appealed to other kidnappers to repent before their eventual arrest.


Mr Alhaji further said from March to May 25, the operatives of the command had arrested 52 suspects who were members of various criminal gangs in the state.


He added that the exhibits recovered include 20 prohibited firearms, 1,000 rounds of live ammunition, five cartridges and other items worth three million naira.


“From March to date, the command embarked on raiding of criminals’ hideout and black spots which led to the recovery of 50.70 kilograms of weed suspected to be marijuana.


“Others are diazepam, tramadol, rubber solutions, exzole and other hard drugs all valued about three million naira,” he said.


The commissioner said that the recovered intoxicants that were not exhibits before the court would be handed over to NDLEA for necessary action.


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