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  • Updated: December 04, 2023

Adamawa: Police raid criminal hideout in Fufore, kill two, recover weapons

Adamawa: Police raid criminal hideout in Fufore, kill two, r

Operatives of the Adamawa State Police Command have raided a criminal hideout at Bagale Mountain in Fufore Local Government Area of the state, killing two suspected kidnappers.

The operation was conducted by the joint operatives of the command's Crack Squad and hunters.

The success was recorded as part of the renewed commitment of the police to enhance strategies for maintaining peace and security in the state.

According to the police, the suspects have been terrorizing residents in parts of Taraba, Adamawa, Gombe and Yobe States, and parts of the Cameroon Republic.

SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, the command's spokesperson in a statement on Monday morning said the success followed the "collaborative strategies, designed by the command to checkmate cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, unlawful possession of firearms, amongst others."

He explained that four AK-47 rifles and 92 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the operation.

The police spokesperson said: "The suspected kidnappers upon sighting our men engaged them in a fierce gun duel as a result two (2) of them were neutralized, while others escaped with bullet wounds."

He added that the State Commissioner of Police, CP Afolabi Babatola commended the Crack Squad commander, his men and the hunters for the successful operation.

He further directed the trailing of other suspects that escaped while sustaining gunshot wounds, and "be sure they don't re-group anywhere in the State."

The CP also urged residents to support the police with credible intelligence on the activities and hideouts of criminals in the state.

While calling on residents to be vigilant of their environment, especially on the lookout for criminals with bullet wounds, Babatola assured the government and people of the state of the command's commitment to dislodge all criminal hideouts across the state.

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