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Kidnapping: Police arrest 87 suspects, rescue 20 victims in Adamawa

The Adamawa State Police Command has arrested 87 suspected kidnappers and rescued 20 victims in the past three months in the state.

The Commissioner of Police in the state, Sikiru Akande, this at a news conference on Monday in Yola.

Akande said operatives of the Command arrested the suspects during various operations in different locations from March to date

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He said the ring leader of the syndicate alongside 12 others had been apprehended in connection with different crimes such as kidnapping and illegal possession of firearms, among others.

The police, he said, recovered one AK47 Rifle, two locally double barrel pistols, two Dane guns, 24 rounds of AK47 live ammunitions, one chain as well as key and padlock.

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Other recovered included military uniforms, three motorcycles and N358,500.

The CP lauded Governor Ahmadu Fintiri, leaders, hunters and residents of the state for their support to the police.

While reiterating commitment of the Command to protect lives and property, Akande urged the people to provide credible Information to the police that would promote peace and security.

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