The Nasarawa State Police command on Monday said it has arrested 14 suspected kidnappers terrorizing people within the Mararaba-Udege axis in Nasarawa Local Government Area of the state.
The state police commissioner, Mr. Bola Longer, stated this as the command launched its Operation Puff Adder to vigorously combat the activities of kidnappers, armed robbers, bandits and cultists in the state as directed by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.
Briefing journalists shortly after the inauguration, CP Longe, disclosed that the suspected kidnappers were arrested following a tip off from members of the public.
The police commissioner disclosed that when the 14 suspected kidnappers were arrested, five persons were able to identify the arrested suspects as their abductors sometimes ago.
Longe went further to explain that kidnappers in that part of the state hide on the mountain tops and caves and only to come out from such hideouts and carry out their criminal practices and them recoil back immediately at the end.
Meanwhile, the Nasarawa State Police command has launched its Operation Puff Adder to re-dominate and reclaim the state from heinous criminals who were bent on threatening the nation’s internal security.
When launching the operation, CP Longe said that “the operation will cover all inch of the state, as the battle will be taken to the planning cum operational theatre of the criminal elements, including the mountain tops and its crevices, no matter how remote until the last vestiges of criminality is annihilated.”
“I want to equally sound a serious note of warning to the criminal elements, hoodlums/cultists and their ilk in whatever form or group to desist from their nefarious activities as their criminal enterprise would not be allowed to flourish in any part of the state,” the commissioner of police maintained.