Police arrest 21 persons over alleged witchcraft killings in Adamawa



 The Police have confirmed the of 21 suspects, in connection with the killing of seven persons, through witchcraft, in a village in Adamawa.

Aliyu Adamu, Commissioner of Police in the state, at a news conference on Monday in Yola, confirmed of the suspects from Dasin Bwate, Fufore Local Government Area (LGA), of the state.

said that the arrest, and many other achievements, was as a result of the cordial working relationship between the and other sister agencies, hunters and vigilantes, and as as the police’s zero tolerance corruption.

“I to state that the officers have keyed into the zero tolerance corruption drive, which has reduced tremendously.“The has apprehended, investigated and prosecuted about 1,146 suspects various offences in various courts of competent jurisdictions, 426 suspects had already been convicted while 720 are now awaiting trial.“These sacrifices yielded positive result, such as; the of 21 suspects in connection with the recent killing of seven persons in Dasin Bwate. The is under investigation, while the area is calm,” said.

According to the Commissioner, the was also able to dislodge and apprehend more than 400 radical armed Shilla Boys, who were terrorising people in Yola and environs, and that the suspects were charged and prosecuted accordingly.He further explained that the police had arrested more than 121 Kidnappers from across the state, and rescued some kidnapped Victims.“With the enactment of the state VAPP (Violence Against Persons Prohibition) Act, the prosecuted over 21 Gender Based Violence offences across the state and rescued some rape victims.“

Also, the Command cracked and apprehended some notorious highway robbers, that were terrorising Numan-Gombe road, Numan –Jalingo road and Ngurore–Mayo Belwa road,” he said. said that the police had during the stint operations, recovered various arms and ammunition, including 20 AK47 rifles,three G3 rifles, two pump actions and seven single barrel guns.

He listed other recovered items as; 11 locally fabricated guns, 600 rounds of live ammunition, 115 cartridges andEight stolen vehicles, among others.He called on the general public to assist with useful information that would help the command in the effective of its duty. ( NAN)