Three nabbed in Adamawa over ‘midnight house to house robberies’

Three people have been arrested in Adamawa State over what the police described as ‘house to house robberies’.

The state police command said in a statement on Sunday that the three were rounded up on September 24, 2021, following a ‘special action plan’ on an ongoing fight against violent crimes across the state.

“The Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ahmed Barde, deployed command operatives attached to Yola Division along with vigilantes and luckily apprehended three for armed robberies,” the command stated.

In the statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the command named the three suspects as Kalifa Mustapha, 20; Tumba Abubakar, 27; and Faisal Abdullahi, 21.

It said the three, who are residents of Shagari Phase 1, Phase 2 and Abuja Street in Yola South Local Government Area, 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,” the police stated, adding that the suspects robbed the occupants of such houses of their valuables.

“The CP, while evaluating critically the pattern and trend of crimes, shall make massive and well-planned deployment of both human and other operational assets of the command to reinforce and consolidate on keeping Adamawa safe,” the police said.

It added, “The CP now directed for frequent night Operations which is aimed at preventing and dislodging bandits from their current operational spaces and denying them space to regroup in other parts of the State.

CP Mohammed Barde assumed office as the new police boss in Adamawa State only this past week.

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