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20th January 2020
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9 kidnappers arrested by Operation Puff Adder in Kaduna

9 kidnappers arrested by Operation Puff Adder in Kaduna
9 kidnappers arrested by Operation Puff Adder in Kaduna

The Nigerian Police under Operation Puff Adder Strikes Harder have arrested nine kidnappers, recovers 2 AK47 rifles, 4 magazines, 54 rounds of live ammunition, and five Dane guns and 200 stolen cows.

According to the Nigerian Police Force Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, DCP Frank Mba said the unwavering determination of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu NPM, mni to rid the Country of kidnapping and other heinous crimes has continued to record tremendous successes.

Frank Mba stated further that:
“In the latest development, a combined team of police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder on the 11th May 2019 arrested nine (9) kidnap suspects and recovered of two (2) AK47 Rifles, four (4) AK47 Magazines, fifty-Four (54) rounds of live ammunition, five (5) Dane guns and 200 stolen cows.

The kidnap suspects who include: Ayuba Lawal, Saidu Bello, Abdullahi Bello, Adamu Lawal, and Umar Sani, all males and indigenes of Dan Musa LGA of Katsina State were arrested at Kudaru Forest in Lere LGA of Kaduna State following credible intelligence and support from the locals in the community.

Other suspects, Muhammed Sani, Jibrin Shehu, Usman Sani, Musa Garba, all males, were similarly arrested at Akilbu forest around Chikwale in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State. All the suspects have made a useful statement to the Police on their involvement in a series of kidnap cases on the Abuja – Kaduna expressway.

Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the people for their cooperation and support to the Police and has assured that with the consistent support by the public the war against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country will certainly be won in no distant time” he said.

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