Forty-four suspects involved in various crimes such as kidnapping and robberies have been apprehended by men of the Adamawa State Command.
The state Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande, who paraded the suspects on Monday, said the command rounded up the suspects by executing a crime-fighting strategy to clear pathways for smooth electoral processes in the count down to the general elections of next year.
He said the suspects were apprehended in connection with kidnapping activities, culpable homicide, rape, causing grievous hurt, housebreaking, theft and other violent crimes.
He said police operatives, drawn from Crack Squad, Special Rapid Respond Squad, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Divisional Police Headquarters across the state carried out tactical, intelligence-driven dusk to dawn raids of criminal hideouts, adding that the operations had disconnected networks of kidnappers and other violent criminals.
The Commissioner said five AK 47 guns and two pistols and 31 rounds of ammunition were recovered from the suspects.
He mentioned other recovered items to include, two cars, 37 jerricans of lubricant oil, cartons of hydraulic oil, handphones, a power generator, and television sets, among others.
CP Sikiru Akande said his command will not allow space for any group of persons to temper the peace of the state, as the command has the capacity to respond to all threats.