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How 8 ‘Shila boys’, 23 others were arrested by police

By Suru Charles

The Adamawa state police commissioner, S. K. Akande, has explained how the men of the command succeeded in tracking down some members of the notorious criminal gang that have been giving the people of the state sleepless nights.

The gang which is fondly known as “Shila boy” were alleged to have been one of the numerous gang groups that have been making life unbearable for residents of Yola, the state capital and its environs.

Parading eight of the boys recently nabbed by the command before newsmen on Monday in Yola, the Commissioner said, their arrest was made possible following an intelligence-driven mission embarked upon by the men of the command.

The command, according to him, “carried out a tactical and intelligence-driven dusk to dawn raid of a criminal hideout and arrested the suspects.”

Paraded alongside the eight Shila boys, are twenty-three other suspects whom the Commissioner said were nabbed for other various criminal activities.

The twenty-three suspects were arrested for allegedly getting involved in various crimes which include; culpable homicide, domestic violence, rape, criminal conspiracy and kidnapping to mention but just a few.

The suspects, according to him, were arrested by the police operatives drawn from Crack Squad, Special Rapid Squad, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and Divisional Police headquarters.

The achievements, he said, were recorded during the week under review and vowed not to relent in combating crime in the society.

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Making references to the ill activities of the Shila boys, the CP said he will do everything humanly possible to unravel the genesis of the gang which according to him, has been terrorizing the people.

The commissioner who also decried the daily increase in domestic violence and culpable homicide beckoned on the public not to cease from collaborating with the police command.

He said they should continue to supply the command with the much desired information that would enable his men to reach out to the hoodlums in their hideouts.

The Commissioner, who noted that the state is relatively calm, said the feat is being achieved as a result of the extensive patrols being embarked upon by his men.

Among items listed to have been recovered from the hoodlums, are 1 Toyota starlet car(blue), 5 locally made single barrel guns, 8 handsets, 3 machetes, 1 laptop, Tiger Generator, a dagger, 2 live cartridges, MP3, torchlights and assorted hard drugs.

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