The Adamawa State Police Command has thwarted an attempt by criminal elements to abduct a businessman identifGideon Bitrus, in Gombi Local Government Area of the state.
Spokesperson of the command, SP Suleiman Yahaya Ngioroje, said police operatives neutralized one of the suspected kidnappers and recovered one locally-made pistol, three cartridges, cash sum of two thousand, seven hundred Naira and charms.
“On the 6/9/2023, the Command Operatives attached to Gombi Divisional Police Headquarters, in sustained effort with hunters of Sarki Baka Gombi foiled an organized crime to kidnap one Gideon Bitrus, a resident of Jangra Village, Gombi local government area,” the statement read.
“The outcome of these successes follows reliable information received about the organized crime from a good Samaritan. The command upon receiving the information designed a security ring around the target and luckily engaged the suspected kidnappers and prevented them from Committing the crime.
“The five (5) gang men were engaged in a gun duel as a result one is neutralized as others escaped with bullet wounds
“The Commissioner of police, CP Afolabi Babatola, while commending DPO Gombi, his men and hunters for gallantry performance displayed resulting to crime prevention, also directs them to sustain the tempo as a strategy for crime fighting,”
The CP calls on the populace to always inform the police of the whereabouts of criminals and their hideouts, especially those seen treating wounds
The police boss equally assured the Government and good people of Adamawa state, of sustained effort of the police in protecting lives and property of the citizens.”