Operation Puff Adder: Police nab 9 ‘kidnappers’, recover arms, ammunition, 200 cows




IGP Mohammed Adamu

A combined team of police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder has arrested  nine suspected  kidnappers, recovered of two AK47 Rifles, four AK47 Magazines, 54 rounds of live ammunition, five dane guns as well as 200 stolen cows.

Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), DCP Frank Mba, who made this known in a press statement, Monday in Abuja, said: “The kidnap suspects who include: Ayuba lawal, Saidu Bello, Abdullahi Bello, Adamu Lawal, and Umar Sani, all males and indigenes of Dan Musa LGA of Katsina State, were arrested at Kudaru Forest in Lere LGA of Kaduna State following credible intelligence and support from the locals in the community, on May 11, 2019.”

He said other suspects include: Muhammed Sani, Jibrin Shehu, Usman Sani, Musa Garba, all males, were similarly arrested at Akilbu forest around Chikwale in Kachia LGA of Kaduna state.

The spokesperson said all the suspects have made useful statement to the Police on their involvement in a series of kidnap cases on the Abuja–Kaduna expressway.

Meanwhile, he said the acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has commended the people for their cooperation and support to the Police, even as he assured that with consistent support by the public the war against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country would be won in no distant time.




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