The police command in Adamawa State have confirmed the arrest of six members of a dreaded gang known as Shilla Boys.
The command’s spokesperson, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, in a statement issued on Sunday, January 8, 2023, disclosed that fourteen stolen laptops were recovered from the suspects.
“Further to the Command’s renewed commitment to checkmating crime and criminality ahead of President Muhammadu Buhari’s visit to Yola, the Adamawa State Capital, the Command on the 7/1/2023, disconnected the criminal network of Shilla gangsterism, connecting Upper and Down Luggere in Yola North Local Government,” the statement read.
“The suspected Shila boys specialise in burgling and stealing valuable items from peoples’ shops and houses within the State Capital.
“The outcome of this commitment designed by the command to ensuring public order, safety and security before, during and after the visit of Mr President, led to the arrest of 6 suspects, Faisal Abubakar,18, Abdulsalam Muhammed,17, Mahmud Musa ,18, Abdul Aziz Muhammed 18, Abubakar Jidda, 18, and Christopher Daniel, 30, all of various addresses.
“Interestingly, fourteen computer laptops were recovered from the suspects in the course of investigation.”
The Adamawa Police Commissioner, CP SK Akande, while praised officers and operatives deployed for denying the suspects the opportunity to escape arrest, further directed a total clamp down on criminals who are bent on disrupting public peace.
The CP called on the the general public to always inform the police of the whereabouts of criminals and their dens.
The police boss equally assured the Government and good people of Adamawa state, of sustained effort to dislodging all criminal hideous and black spots in Adamawa state.