Emerging reports have claimed that the Inspector-General of Police Mohammed Adamu has launched Operation Puff-Arder to curb the rate of kidnapping.
Daily Trust reports that Adamu on Friday, April 5, said the operation will tackle the increasing rate of kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna highway and neighbouring communities.
The police chief while launching the operation at the Divisional Police Headquarters Katari in Kaduna state said the operation will be extended to Kogi, Niger, Zamfara and Katsina states.
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The IGP said the operation was in compliance with the directive of President Buhari that its operational strategies be strategized.
Adamu, who said criminals were not spirit, sought the support of traditional rulers and others to fish them out and rid the highway of kidnappers and other criminals.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the convoy of Kaduna governor, Nasir El-Rufai, on Wednesday afternoon, April 3, prevented motorists being kidnapped along Kaduna-Abuja road.
The governor’s media aide, Samuel Aruwan, disclosed that while enroute to Abuja, the governor sighted dozens of vehicles parked by citizens at Akilubu village around 3:40pm.
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The governor was informed that kidnappers were ahead. His security detail sprung into action and cleared the criminals off the road; after which he directed that wounded travelers be rushed to the nearest hospital. He said the villagers were alarmed that kidnappers were ahead.
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