The Commissioner of Police in Adamawa State, Afolabi Babatola, has taken swift action to combat the kidnapping of Zainab Abbas, the wife of a high court judge. To secure her safe release, the police commissioner has deployed a team of operatives from the Crack Squad, Special Rapid Response Team (SRRT), and other tactical units. Their mission is to thoroughly search suspected criminal hideouts and blackspots, apprehend the kidnappers and their collaborators, and rescue the victim.
Commissioner Babatola emphasized the importance of capturing the culprits as a testament to the command’s commitment to diligent prosecution. He further revealed that the deployed personnel are equipped with electronic devices to gather pictorial evidence of the individuals involved in the crime. This evidence will aid in the investigation and prosecution process.
Additionally, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations and Deployment has been tasked with coordinating the rescue operation. All Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) have been instructed to conduct stop-and-search exercises within their areas of responsibility, particularly during midnight hours. This measure aims to enhance public safety, deter criminals, and facilitate the possible arrest of troublemakers.
Commissioner Babatola reiterated the command’s unwavering dedication to safeguarding the lives and property of the residents of Adamawa State. He called for the cooperation of the public and other security agencies in their joint effort to ensure the security and well-being of the state.
By swiftly mobilizing resources and implementing proactive measures, the Adamawa State Police Command is demonstrating its commitment to combating crime and ensuring the safety of its citizens.