Adamawa:27 foreigners arrested by police

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27 foreigners have been arrested by the police in Adamawa State with the help of other security agencies along the borders of the state, according to Commissioner of Police, Godfrey Okeke.

Reviewing the success of his command in 2013 to journalists in Yola yesterday, Okeke also added that 55 persons had been convicted for various offences.

The Commissioner said 220 suspects were also apprehended and paraded, with 1,161 live ammunitions and 30 live cartridges recovered by his men last year.

According to him, 15 armed robbery suspects were killed in exchange of fire with the Nigeria police during the year under review, and 21 stolen vehicles were recovered by the command.

Okeke said 118 suspects had also been charged to court for various offences adding that the command has during the year under review arrested 61 armed robbery suspects and 22 armed robbery suspects reported to the command.

The police commissioner also said 15 burglary offences and theft cases were reported to the police, while 14 suspects have been arrested and 12 have been charged to court.

He commended the journalists for the cooperation and support, especially during the height of the Boko Haram activities in the state as well as the members of the public for their support in fighting crimes in the state.

Okeke said the achievements recorded was with synergy between the police and other security agencies, which has drastically reduced the rate of crimes in the state.

He said the police had adopted proactive policing as parts of the crime prevention strategies and techniques which he said was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police.

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