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Police arrest five robbery suspects terrorising passengers along Numan-Jalingo highway
By: Abara Blessing Oluchi
Tue, 14 May 2024   ||   Nigeria,

Five men linked with a series of armed robberies and kidnappings along the Numan-Jalingo have been arrested.

The Adamawa State Police Command, which disclosed this in a statement obtained Tuesday morning, said its operatives, working in collaboration with hunters on May 10, 2024, arrested the suspects.

“The arrest was as a result of a timely response to distress calls made to police that the road linking Numan and Jalingo of Adamawa and Taraba States, respectively, was blocked by armed robbers,” the police stated.

The statement, signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Suleiman Nguroje, said a timely response yielded a positive result, as five out of seven were arrested.

“The suspects, on May 9, 2024, at about 11:30pm armed themselves with offensive weapons, blocked Numan-Jalingo Road, robbed commuters of their belongings and kidnapped three of the passengers into a thick forest.

“The Command’s response team aggressively gave a hot chase to the kidnappers, leading to their arrest, recovery of offensive weapons and successful rescue of the kidnapped victims,” the statement explained.

It gave the names of the suspects as Adamu Usman, 25; Sule Abba, 20; Abdullahi Muhammed, 20; Aliyu Abubakar, 26; and Isah Musa, 25.

It said the suspects are residents of Kedemure and Barikin Sajo of Demsa and Song local government areas.


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