Adamawa State Police Command has raided a criminal refuge at Husa mountain in Hong Local Government Area and killed three suspected kidnappers.
The spokesperson of the command, DSP Suleiman Yahaya Nguroje, disclosed this in a statement that said its operatives achieved the feat with help from local hunters.
According to him, a kidnap victim was rescued during the operation while one AK-47 rifle, army camouflage uniform, chains, padlocks, and charms were recovered.
“On the 11/5/2022, the Command disconnect the criminal network at HUSA Mountain connecting part of Kala’a, Mijili and Mutuku Villages in Hong local government area,” Nguroje stated.
“The operation which was carried out by the Command operatives attached to Kala’a Division and the Hunters at Husa Mountain, that is situated at a remote side of Kulinyi District in Hong local government, yielded a positive result
“The outcome of these successes follow-up on a strategy designed by the command to checkmate cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, Cattle rustling, unlawful possession of firearms, amongst others
“The suspected kidnappers upon sighting our men engaged them in a gun dwell as a result three of them were neutralized, others escaped with bullet wounds while one Buba Umaru 25years, a resident of Kwajiga village was rescued unharmed,” he added.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, CP SK Akande, while commending Dpo Kala’a, his men, and hunters for disconnecting the crime network and gallantry performance displayed, directed other DPOs to do the same as a strategy for checkmating crimes and criminals in their areas of responsibility.