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Adamawa Police Apprehend 400 “Shilla” Boys, 121 kidnappers, Others



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In what he described the Command’s tremendous achievements, Adamawa State Commissioner of police (CP), Aliyu Adamu Alhaji in a press conference said the command has apprehended over 121 Kidnappers from across the State and rescued some Kidnapped Victims.

Aliyu while parading suspects in Yola who have committed criminal offenses in different parts of the state said that the achievements was an indication that the Police are committed to ensuring that the good people of Adamawa State are safe and secured.

According to him stakeholders have equally cooperated with the police in the state on giving credible and actionable information making the officers to keyed into his drive of “ZERO TOLERANCE” to corruption which have been reduced tremendously.

“I want officers to maintain the status and the general Public to the ‘WATCH DOG’ and report any deviation to my successor.” Aliyu said

He continued to say that the Operatives of the Command have arrested over 1,184 suspects who are members of various high profile criminal gangs and networks across the state.

He revealed that the arrests which were carried out by Anti-kidnapping Unit, Anti- Shilla Squad, CID Personnel, SIB and other Divisional Police operatives of the Command is in conjunction with hardworking hunters, pulaku and Vilantees members.

“The Command have apprehended, investigated and prosecuted over One thousand, one hundred and eighty four (1,184) suspects for various offences in various courts of competent jurisdictions, 464 suspects had already been convicted while 720 are now awaiting trial.” He said

“I assured the good people of Adamawa State that all acts of corruption among the officers and men of the command will be addressed. I want to state that the officers have keyed into my drive of “ZERO TOLERANCE” to corruption which have been reduced tremendously. I want officers to maintain the status and the general Public to the ‘WATCH DOG’ and report any deviation to my successor.

“These sacrifices yielded positive result, few among them Includes:-

“The arrest of twenty one (21) suspects in connection with the recent killings of seven in Dasin Bwate, Fufore L.G.A the case is under investigation while the area is calm.

“The Command was able to dislodge and apprehend over four Hundred 400 radical armed Shilla Boys and were charged to court. They are now remanded in prison custody.

“The Command has also apprehended over 121 Kidnappers from across the State and rescued some Kidnapped Victims.

“With the enactment of the State VAPP ACTs the Command prosecuted over 21 for Gender Base Violence cases across the State and rescued some rape Victims.

“The Command cracked and apprehended some notorious highway robbers that were terrorizing Numan-Gombe road, Numan –Jalingo road and Ngurore – Mayo Belwa road.

“The Command has successfully received Mr. President Muhammadu Buhari,GCFR and provided adequate security for the Presidential visit to the state which was hitch free.

“The Command apprehended the notorious receiver of stolen properties Alh. Halilu Lafiya alias SYB and has since been prosecuted and convicted.

“The Command has equally succeeded in training and retraining of officers through workshop and seminars organized by some NGOs to enhance capacity building of officers and men,” he added

The following Items recovered during the operation; 20 AK47 rifles, 3 G3 rifles,2 Pump actions,7 Single barrels Guns,11 locally fabricated guns, 600 rounds of live Ammunition and 115 cartridges.

Other items recovered are; 8 stolen motor vehicles,18 tricycles,11 Motorcycles,Set of Televisions, Laptops and drone, Handset accessories, Large quantity of hard drugs, intoxicating substances and weeds suspected to be Indian hemp among others worth over N 5.m and the Command has also recovered large sum of Money paid for ransom and was handed over to victims families.

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Work On Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki Electricity Project Will Begin Soon – Gov Fintiri




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State has announced that work on Gyawana-Opalo-Hoki electricity project in Lamurde Local government area will commence soon.

The Governor who revealed this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to canvassing for votes in Gyawana, Lamurde Local Government Area ahead of the forthcoming elections said Government will begin connection of the remaining communities without light to the national grid.

He told the people of Gyawana, Opalo Ngbakowo and Dubwangun wards that his administration has constructed 4km in Lamurde town, 11km of rural road and built 60-bed capacity hospital among others in the local government area.

Governor Umaru Fintiri while noting how his administration turned around the education sector, said he has given local government council chairmen approval to employ more qualified teachers into primary schools to enhance teaching and learning in the state.

On the tussle between host community/workers and management of Dangote Sugar Refinary Numan, Governor Fintiri told the electorates how he asked Alhaji Aliko Dangote to pay compensation among other things to the victims.

He called on the people to support his re-election bid and vote for all PDP candidates in the forthcoming general elections from top to bottom for better Adamawa and Nigeria as a whole.

After the Gyawana rally, Governor Umaru Fintiri alongside top government officials has commissioned Lecture Hall at College of Agriculture Ganye Satelitte Campus Gyawana in Lamurde Local government area.

Meanwhile, Governor Umaru Fintiri in Suwa, Lamurde LGA for the campaign has reassured his commitment to maintain the diversity of Adamawa people and provide equity and fairness to all tribes in the state for peace and tranquility.

Governor Fintiri told the people of Suwa, Sabon Layi and Waduku Wards that the government would continue to protect their lives and property to the best of its ability urging them to vote for PDP candidates in the forthcoming elections.

According to the Governor, It is only quality and affordable education that will bridge the gap between the rich and the poor and therefore reiterates his continued commitment to provide free education in the state.

He promised to drill borehole in Suwa and directed the State Ministry of Rural Infrastructure and Community Development to connect the area and Waduku to the national grid with immediate effect.

Governor Fintiri has during the rally sympathized with the people over the death of PDP Youth Leader in Suwa Ward, Hon. Mairiga Yohannah who was being laid to rest today (Saturday) in Lamurde and prayed to God to grant him eternal rest.

An elder statesman in Suwa, Mr Gabriel Yakubu commended Governor Fintiri for his free education Programme among other giant strides of his administration and assured him and other PDP candidates massive votes of the community.

While on a stop over in Timnu in the Local Government Area, Governor Umaru Fintiri has promised to procure brand new additional transformer for the community for improved electricity as requested by leaders of the community.

The Governor asked the electorates to continue to maintain peace among them as according to him government on its part will not relent until the citizens sleep with their two eyes close across the state.

The State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while presenting flag to Hon. Pawikai Bauna as the party’s Candidate for State Assembly Member Lamurde Constituency in Gyawana urged the people to maintain their support for the party.

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Gov Fintiri Turbaned As New Gyana Bachama




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State Saturday turbaned as the new Gyana (defender) Bachama by Hama Bachama and Paramount ruler of Bachama Kingdom, Homun Daniel Shaga Ismaila.

The colorful event which held in Lamurde, the headquarters of Bachama Traditional Council was attended by State Deputy Governor, Chief Crowther Seth and some top government officials, party chieftains among others .

Speaking at the event, Homun Shaga Ismaila pointed out that the title is an additional responsibility on the Governor to championing the course of peace and prayed that it will be a path to progress and development of the land.

The royal father commended Governor Umaru Fintiri for ensuring peace and security in Bachama Kingdom revealing that his peace loving subjects now go about their lawful businesses without any hindrance.

“Your Excellency, you have brought peace in our land. Our people now go to their farms in peace without any fear of attacks. I wish you the best of luck in the forthcoming elections and beyond,” said the royal father.

In his vote of thanks, Governor Umaru Fintiri appreciated the royal father for bestowing on him the title of Gyana Bachama and noted that it will no doubt spur him to do more in the area of good governance for the state.

He reiterates his resolve to use the title to promote peace, development and prospery in Bachama land and Adamawa State as well as unite the diversed Adamawa people across the nooks and crannies of the state.

Governor Fintiri had after the turbaning ceremony in company of some top government officials proceeded to commission Governor’s Lodge which was a joint project constructed in Lamurde town.

Highlight of the turbaning event was cultural dance display by various groups.

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Just In: Adamawa Govt Set To Construct Modire Road In Yola




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By Muhammad B. Muhammad

Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri of Adamawa State says the government will soon flag off construction of Modire Road in Yola South LGA to ease the hardships of motorists and the community.

The Governor announced this when he led the campaign train of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) to Yolde Pate in Yola South LGA to canvass for votes ahead of the forthcoming elections.

He said survey of the road will soon be conducted for commencement of the project by the contracting firm, Triacta Nigeria Limited.

The Governor equally reminded the people how his administration built Nyibango – Yolde Pate road, saying that of Lakare – Bole project is still ongoing and will be completed in the next 3 months.

“We have so far delivered on our 11- point agenda and in the second tenure of my administration, we will pursue on 8-point agenda for continued reformation of all sectors in the state,” said the Governor.

The Executive Chairman, Yola South LGA Council, Engineer Mohammed Hamidu commended Governor Fintiri for executing People’s oriented projects in the area and assured him massive votes of the residents.

In their separate remarks, Mohammed Yahaya Marafa and Madam Salome Nelson thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing Lakare – Bole road among other giant strides such as payment of Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations.

Meanwhile, Governor Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri had earlier assured the people of Yadim and Ukituki Wards of Fufore LGA of continuity towards Improving security, and education among other sectors if re-elected.

The Governor who was in Yadim on the political campaign announced the readiness of the Government to asphalt the rural road leading to the area constructed by his administration adding that more projects will be deployed to the community.

In his remarks, the State Chairman of PDP, Barrister Tahir Shehu while receiving decampees into the party, assured them fair treatment while urging them to mobilize votes for the party in the forthcoming elections.

Speaking at the event, PDP Candidate for Verre Constituency, Mr Japhet Hammajabu said Yadim and Ukituki wards supported the Governor in 2019, and will indeed double their votes for him and other candidates of the party in the forthcoming elections.

The Sarki Tsabta Adamawa, Alhaji Hamman Adama Ahijo who recalled how bad the road leading to Yadim was before the coming of the present administration, thanked Governor Fintiri for constructing it and assured him bloc votes of the community and environs.

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