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Police arrest 2 robbers terrorizing Adamawa-Gombe highway


Police operatives in Adamawa State have arrested two men suspected to be armed robbers.

The duo were said to be among five men who have been terrorizing motorists along the Numan-Lafiya road connecting Adamawa and Gombe states.

A statement from the Adamawa State Police Command obtained Wednesday morning gave the names of the two now in custody as Bello Siddiki, aged 31 years; and Hammadu Saidu, aged 25; both residents of Sabewa Borrong, in Demsa Local Government Area of Adamawa State.

The arrest resulted from a thorough investigation carried out on the directives of the state commissioner of Police, the statement said.

According to the statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, Suleiman Nguroje, “these criminals are involved in multiple attacks on motorists along the highway, including the recent robbery of a Sienna Bus conveying passengers from Abuja to Yola, including one Hassan Kwaji, during which they attacked and robbed them of their handsets and other valuables.”

The statement listed items recovered from the suspects as two machetes, a knife, a handset, and a SIM card believed to have been used in commission of crimes.

“The suspects will be charged to court to face the full consequences of their actions,” the Police assured.

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