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  • Updated: May 27, 2024

Adamawa: Shilla boys in police custody over theft, assault

Adamawa: Shilla boys in police custody over theft, assault

The Adamawa State Police Command said it has arrested five suspected Shilla boys for allegedly invading a house, robbing its occupants and inflicting injuries on the victims.

The arrest was made following intensified efforts by the State Police Command against the 'Shilla Gangsterism' with the state.

The suspects were identified as 18-year-old Hassan Zubairu, 20-year-old Naziru Muhammed, 18-year-old Sadik Adamu, 20-year-old Adamu Muhammad and 18-year-old Thankgod Iliya.

As contained in a statement on Monday by the command's spokesperson, SP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, all the suspects reside in various locations of Yola North Local Government Area of the state.

Nguroje explained that the arrest followed an investigation by the command, adding that five mobile phones and other offensive weapons were recovered from the suspects.

The statement partly reads: "These suspects were apprehended by operatives of the Command after attacking several homes and innocent individuals with dangerous weapons, robbing them of their valuables within the state.

"Most recently, on 25/05/2024, they armed themselves with offensive weapons and attacked a house located along Port Harcourt Street, Nassarawo ward, Yola North local government and robbed the occupants of their phones after inflicting injuries on the occupant of the House."

The command's spokesperson added that the suspects will be charged in court upon completion of the investigation to ensure justice is served.

He further stated that the Command urged the public to remain vigilant and promptly report any suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods.

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