The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested three suspected armed robbers and recovered various items, including phones, clothes, and other valuables stolen from victims.
A statement by the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, identified the suspects as 20-year-old Khalifa Mustapha, 27-year-old Tumba Abubakar, and 21-year-old Faisal Abdullahi.
The three men, according to the statement, belong to a gang of seven criminals terrorising residents of Yola and its environs.
The statement read in part, “On September 24, 2021, the Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Barde, deployed the command’s operatives attached to the Yola division along with vigilantes, and they apprehended three for armed robbery.
“The suspects are residents of Shagari Phase 1, Phase 2 and Abuja Street, Yola South Local Government Area, and specialise in midnight house-to-house attacks.
“Investigation so far reveals that the three suspects belong to a syndicate of seven that attacked 22 houses within three months, including the houses of Muhammed Tukur, Musa Damare, Awal Ahmed, Hayatu Bakari, Zakari Idris, Jinkai Augustine, Alhaji Musa Gulak, Bawuro Kawu, among others, all in Damare ward, in the Yola South Local Government Area and robbed them of their belongings.”
The CP directed diligent prosecution of the suspects, adding that the command under his watch would ensure the security and safety of all residents.