Three persons suspected to be kidnappers have been killed by the police in Adamawa State.
The state Police Command in a statement sent to newsmen Wednesday night, said the incident occurred in a community in Hong Local Government Area.
The police statement signed by Police Public Relations Officer Suleiman Nguroje, said, “On 11/5/2022, the Command disconnected the criminal network at HUSA Mountain connecting part of Kala’a, Mijili and Mutuku villages in Hong LGA.
“The operation, which was carried out by the Command operatives attached to Kala’a Division and the Hunters at Husa Mountain, situated at a remote side of Kulinyi District in Hong LGA, yielded positive results.
“The suspected kidnappers, upon sighting our men, engaged them in a gun duel. As a result, three of them were neutralized, others escaped with bullet wounds while one Buba Umaru, 25 years, a resident of Kwajiga village, was rescued unharmed.”
The police said the successes followed a strategy designed by the command to checkmate cases bordering on kidnapping, armed robbery, cattle rustling, and unlawful possession of firearms.
It added that the state Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande, while commending Dpo Kala’a, his men and hunters for disconnecting the crime network, directed other DPOs to do the same as a strategy for checkmating criminals in their areas of responsibility.