Operatives attached to the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Adamawa State Police Command have arrested three persons for allegedly removing 120 ceiling fans from public schools.
The command said the fans were taken from schools in the Adamawa side of Askira Uba.
Askira Uba is a town with the uniqueness of being partly in Adamawa and Borno states, the major road passing through it being the dividing borderline.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Adamawa State, Suleiman Nguroje, named the three suspects in a statement to newsmen in Yola.
The suspects are Tanko Jessay, 23 years old, Linus Waba, 24 and Ahmed Aliyu 23, all residents of Njuwa Mission of Askira-Uba.
The statement said the boys burgled the schools and stole the 120 ceiling fans and were apprehended while they were taking the stolen items to Taraba State.
“The suspects were arrested by the operatives attached to SIB for allegedly burgling primary/secondary schools in Askira UBA, a border town between Borno/Adamawa states,” the police stated.