- The commissioner of police in Kaduna state led a security patrol as a way to build people's confidence on Kaduna-Abuja highway
- Abdurrahaman said that the road is safe and motorists plying the road do not have anything to fear
- The security chief also said that criminals who were creating terror on the road have been handled
Malam Ahmad Abdurrahaman, the commissioner of police for Kaduna state command, on Monday, April 15, led security patrol along Kaduna-Abuja highway so as to assure motorists that the road is safe.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the same highway has had cases of kidnapping, forcing people to cry out for government’s interview in handling the situation.
The commissioner at the inauguration of the special operation Puff Adder by the inspector general of police, Mohammad Adamu, said that the criminals chased away and some of them killed.
He said: “I want to inform you that based on incident analysis, the Abuja-Kaduna road is now safe and free of threat to ply on at any time.
“We have reviewed the current security deployment plan and we have reinforced the operation with a robust patrol system that can checkmate any amoebic modus the bandits might use to avoid the ferocious onslaught of our gallant operatives.
“Just yesterday, the Force Public Relations Officer DCP Frank Mba has dully informed the public of our successes where our men gunned down about nine bandits while carrying out their nefarious activities."
The district head of Bishini Katara, Zamani Dogonyaro, also commended the police for the special operation Puff Adder, saying the road has been free since the launch of the operation.
The district head also appealed to the government to extend the Puff Adder into hinterlands so that famers can also be assured of their safety.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that IGP, on Friday, April 5, launched code “Operation Puff Adder” on Abuja-Kaduna highway.
Adamu said Operation Puff Adder was a well thought out and major operation being launched by the police.
He said that it was aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from heinous criminal elements bent on threatening the internal security order.
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