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Suspected Robber nabbed in Adamawa.

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The lady (name withheld) shout for help and immediately, an angry mobs chase the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him.

The Police in Adamawa, on Sunday, confirmed the death of a suspected member of a criminal gang known as ‘Shila Boys’ in Jimeta, Yola North local government area.

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The Shila member was burnt to death by angrily mobs for alleged robbing and stabbing a lady.

The Police Public Relation Officer in the state, DSP, Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to NoRM’s known Media on Sunday in Yola.

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Nguroje said that the incident occurred on Saturday at about 7.00 p.m.

He said that the corpse of the suspect was evacuated by Jimeta Police division.

He told NoRM‘s known Media that three members of the gang, were on a tricycle when they allegedly robbed the lady at Mubi roundabout in Jimeta.

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“The lady (name withheld) shout for help and immediately, an angry mobs chase the suspects, caught one of them and set fire on him.

“The other two gang members, however, escaped,’’ Nguroje told NoRM‘s known Media.

He also said that from Jan. 1 to date, the State Command had recorded three jungle justice against ‘Shila boys’ gang through mob attacks.

He said that the state command has swung into action to trace the two suspected criminals and the mobs.

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He then warned the general public to desist from taken law into their hands.

He said that the command was not happy about the shameless attitude of some parents, who were supporting their children found to be involved in criminal activities.

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#Newsworthy

Adamawa youths block federal highway in Girei

…says they need security


Hundreds of Adamawa youths on Tuesday, blocked the federal highway passing through Girei community to Yola, the state capital, and other parts of the state to protest against incessant kidnappings in the area.

The youths, who are from Girei Local Government Area, rendered many travelers and motorists stranded. They vowed that they would not open the road until the authorities, particularly the Governor or Commissioner of Police, address them and commit to addressing the menace.


Saidu Hamman-Girei, spokesman of the youth, also the Youth leader, (Sarkin Matasa) of Girei District, said recently about 10 persons in the community lost their lives to kidnappers.

“But what we are hearing now is that, there is an order from the police headquarters that the suspects be released,” he alleged.


He said that between N60 million to N70 million had also been paid as ransom to kidnappers.

“We mobilised and supported the security in arresting about 11 suspects with pieces of incriminating evidence. We want the Commissioner of Police to come and tell us why, because serious tension is brewing here. I had to intervene yesterday to stop youths from burning down Girei Police Station,’’ Mr Hamman-Girei said.

Angry youths block highway in Adamawa over incessant kidnappings, accuse police of complicity (photos)

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer, PPRO, for Police Command in the state, DSP Suleiman Yahaya, said the Commissioner of Police had sent an Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of operations to Girei to handle the situation.


#Newsworthy…