Adamawa: Police deploys operatives as youths attack Ngurore station, kidnap residents


The Adamawa State Police Command says it has deployed operatives to restore order after youths attacked the Ngurore Police Station in Yola South Local Government Area and kidnapped two residents.

The police command stressed in a statement released Sunday morning that it moved into action as part of the ongoing coordinated efforts at restoring public order in Ngurore town and its environs.

It said that this followed “the unfortunate attack on Ngurore police station and House of Alhaji Umaru of Nasarawo B that resulted in the kidnap of Hawwa Umaru and her daughter in the early hours of Sunday.

The statement which was signed by Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Suleiman Nguroje, said the state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed Ahmed Barde, ordered the deployment of additional operational assets to restore order.

The statement clarified the deployed assets as Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Crack squad and Anti-Kidnapping units.

“The Operational units are expected to carry out confidence-boosting patrols within the hotspots in coordinated operations with the gallant men on ground to rescue the kidnapped victims and apprehend the culprits,” the police said.

It added that the Head of the Police Intervention Team, SP Babagana Abubakar, is already on ground coordinating Police investigative, operational and rescue responses.

“The CP calls on citizens to go about their businesses in the most peaceful and law abiding manner and report any suspicious person(s) around their neighborhoods to the police,” the statement said.