A special security outfit recently re-invigorated by the Adamawa State Police Commissioner, CP Aliyu Alhaji, to check cross border banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes has busted the activities of two major Indian hemp and narcotics dealers.
DSP Suleiman Nguroje, the Public Relations Officer said CP Aliyu Alhaji relaunched the special security action plan to reinforce and also extend the ongoing fight against crime across the state to border communities.
He said the border operations aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from criminals bent on threatening security in the state had started yielding success with the arrest of two major dealers of Indian hemp.
The narcotics dealers were apprehended at Dalakiji Area of Toungo Local Government Area, through intelligence-led and community-led collaborative partnerships with vigilantes and hunter groups.
Information received led to the arrest of the criminal gang and recovery of large quantity of Indian hemp and two motorcycles which they use for their operations across Adamawa and Taraba State which also shared a border with the Republic of Cameroun.
He said, “The Commissioner of Police, CP Aliyu Alhaji, reinvigorated the special security action plan to reinforce the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery and other violent crimes across the border areas. The new special operation strategy, which will be intelligence-led and community-driven around the border areas, is aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from criminals that are bent on threatening security in the state and bringing the offenders to book.”
He said the DPO in Toungo, acting in line with directive of the police commissioner, after he received intelligence on the activities of the duo, immediately swung into action that resulted in their arrest.
“In line with operations of the outfit, all Divisional Police officers, have been mandated to check crimes in their domain, the Divisional Police Officer, Toungo immediately swung into action and luckily apprehended both men. Ibrahim Audu, 31 years and Alkasim Musa, 32 both residents of Ganye. Both dealers who were smuggling large cache of cannabis into the state through Dakalaji, Taraba border, Kiri District on 16/8/2021, thereby denying them their target consumers that are mostly into violent crimes,” Nguroje said.