The police in Adamawa State have arrested 23 suspected kidnappers, recovering three AK47 rifles from them in the process.
The police have also recovered other firearms during the raid including one fabricated Sub Machine Gun, two single barrel guns with 468 rounds of live ammunition and 25 cartridges.
Commissioner of Police in the state, Olugbenga Adeyanju, made the disclosure while parading the suspects in Yola, the state capital, on Thursday.
The suspects were said to have in April allegedly conspired and kidnapped one Ardo Kulda and one Tela Bala all of Guyaku and Golantabal villages under Gombi LGA and collected N4.5m as ransom money.
The newly posted CP said he was in the command to fight crime and criminality.
He said, "In order to achieve this, I intend to police the state in tandem with the creed of the Inspector-General of Police.
"But the police cannot achieve much without the support of the community through information sharing, logistics support, adherence to the laws of the country.”