- The Nigerian Police Force (NPF) has reacted to the growing spate of violence unleashed by bandits in Kaduna state
- To curb and end this ugly trend, IGP Mohammed Adamu has deployed officers from different units to the troubled areas
- Troops under Operation Puff Adder have been urged by the police boss to take the battle to the doorsteps of the bandits
In an effort to tackle banditry, kidnapping, and other related crimes in Kaduna, no fewer than 302 Special Forces have been deployed by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, to the state.
The primary objective of the unit, according to IGP Adamu, is to reclaim space from criminals that are threatening internal security order.
According to Channels TV, the special forces comprised of members from the Counter-Terrorism Unit, Mobile Force, and Special Forces of the Nigerian police will be deployed to troubled areas.
The police boss addressing Operation Puff Adder ahead of their deployment, charged the troops to take the battle to the doorsteps of the bandits and restore normalcy to the troubled areas.
This development is coming after suspected bandits staged an attack in Baka village, Igabi local government area of Kaduna, killing a father and his son in the early hours of Saturday, February 13.
Samuel Aruwan, the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, has confirmed the development.
The commissioner said the bandits reportedly shot sporadically and forcefully gained entry into the residence of the victim, a farmer in the area.
No negotiation with bandits, El-Rufai says
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported Governor Nasir El-Rufai has said he is not in support of the reconciliatory moves Sheik Ahmed Gumi is making with bandits on behalf of the state.
The governor on Monday, February 8, said the state government will never negotiate with killers and kidnappers who ought to be arrested and prosecuted.
He told journalists that the federal government should assist states with air and ground forces to neutralise the criminals.
Oluwatobi Bolashodun is a Legit.ng journalist with six years of working experience in the media industry. She graduated from Babcock University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Mass Communication. Oluwatobi is a Current Affairs Editor, mostly writing on political, educational, and business topics. She uses her team spirit to encourage others to work hard.