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Operation Puff Adder
Five hundred vigilantes and local hunters have joined the Operation Puff Adder launched in Sokoto State yesterday.
“Operation Puff Adder” commenced in Enugu State on Thursday with Police Commissioner of Police, Mr Sulaiman Balarabe, warning police personnel deployed to the operation to guard against arresting innocent citizens in the discharge of their duties.
The newly launched “operation puff adder,” by the Inspector general of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to rid the North Western states of kidnapping and banditry activities appeared to be yielding quick results as the Katsina State Command Wednesday evening paraded about 40 criminals arrested for various offences ranging from kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery, rituals and supplying of logistics to perpetrate criminality in the 8 frontline local government areas of the State
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, on Wednesday launched operation puff adder in Zamfara state.
The police headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of one Mallam Salisu Abubakar, 48, said to be the “spiritual father” of armed robbers, kidnappers and other criminals terrorizing motorists and other road users along the Abuja/Kaduna highway.
The police said the recently launched Operation Puff Adder is yielding results with the killing of nine gangsters operating on the Kaduna-Abuja highway and the seizure of arms.
The police force headquarters in Abuja has announced the arrest of three suspected kidnappers said to be responsible for the abduction of a Channels Television reporter, Mr Friday Okeregbe, on March, 22 in Abuja.
President Muhammadu Buhari on Thursday said he had directed heads of security agencies in the country to clear the bandits killing innocent citizens in Zamfara State and neighbouring states immediately.
The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has threatened to sanction commissioners of police in charge of state commands over dereliction of duty.
Criminal records point to a significant rise in crime following the conclusion of the general elections. While some security experts have attributed the trend to the disengagement of the criminal elements from politically-related activities for which they might have been engaged during the elections, others have attributed the trend to socio-economic factors.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has approved the deployment of a squad of ”Operation Puff Adder” to Kogi, in response to the wave of violent crimes in the state.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar, arrived Katsina state on Wednesday to rally support for his newly launched “Operation Puff Adder” aimed at wiping out banditry and other insecurity challenges in the eight frontline local government areas of the state bordering Zamfara
The West African Network of Peacebuilders (WANEP) has said the Federal Government was forced to act immediately after women-led indigenes of Zamfara resident in Abuja protested the continuous killings by bandits in the northern state.
The Miners Association of Nigeria, says it will comply with the directive by the Federal Government, to suspend all mining activities in Zamfara within 48 hours.
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has approved the deployment of a squad of “Operation Puff Adder” to Kogi, in response to the wave of violent crimes in the state.
The acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, has assured the people of North West and North Central of adequate security.
The Acting Inspector General of Police (IG) Muhammed Adamu has deployed Special Task Force to eight frontline local government areas of Katsina State in order to combat kidnapping and banditry in the state.
The Federal Government has ordered foreign miners in Zamfara State to leave within 48 hours. It also announced the suspension of mining activities in the state to curb the activities of armed bandits.
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