Bandits in trouble as police begins special operation to flush out banditry

Bandits in trouble as police begins special operation to flush out banditry

- The Nigeria Police Force has stepped up its game to match escalating banditry in the country

- A special operation has been launched by authorities in the police force to neutralise criminality by bandits

- The operation is expected to flush out bandits operating in hard-to-reach communities and highways in the north-west and north-central

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu on Monday, February 15 flagged-off a special security action plan, code-named ‘Operation Puff Adder II ’ to reinforce the ongoing fight against banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery, and other violent crimes in the country.

A statement sent to by the spokesman of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Frank Mba, stated that the new special operation will be intelligence-led and community-driven.

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Mba also said the operation will be executed in sustained collaboration with the Armed Forces, the intelligence community, and other sister security agencies.

Bandits in trouble as police begins special operation to flush out banditry
IGP Adamu is keen on ending banditry in the country with immediate effect. Photo credit: @PoliceNG
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Part of the statement read:

“The operation is aimed at dislodging bandits from their current operational spaces and denying them space to regroup in other parts of the country.”

Meanwhile, a video that shows the aftermath of how a man and his driver were rescued from the hands of kidnappers on a highway by policemen has emerged.

The video was shared on Twitter by a Nigerian on Sunday, February 14 using the handle @Favbreed1.

Many Nigerians who watched the video, hailed the policemen for their gallantry and successfully repelling the criminals.

In a related development, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has launched a new mobile phone app called “NPF Rescue Me.”

The app was launched as a measure to ensure police arrive quickly at crime scenes anywhere in the country.

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The newly-launched app is available on Android PlayStore and Apple AppStore for download. A major feature of the app is that a user can press an emergency alert button that automatically goes to the Nigeria Police Force control tower and they can swing to action.

Jerrywright Ukwu is an Abuja-based senior political/defence correspondent at He is a graduate of the Nigerian Institute of Journalism, Lagos and the International Institute of Journalism in Abuja. He is also a member of the Nigeria Union of Journalists. He spends his leisure-time reading history books. He can be reached via email at


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