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Operation Puff Adder Strikes Harder, Routs Out More Criminal Elements Along Abuja-Kaduna Expressway




Arrests 9 Kidnappers, Recovers 2 AK47 Rifles, 4 Magazines, 54 Rounds Of Live Ammunition 5 Dane Guns And 200 Stolen Cows

By Samuel Okorhi 

The unwavering determination of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu to rid the country of kidnapping and other heinous crimes has continued to record tremendous successes.

In the latest development, a combined team of police (IRT) operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder on the 11th of May, 2019, arrested nine kidnap suspects and recovered two AK47 Rifles, four AK47 Magazines, fifty four rounds of live ammunition, five dane guns and 200 stolen cows.

A press statement by DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja, gave the names of the kidnap suspects as Ayuba lawal, Saidu Bello, Abdullahi Bello, Adamu Lawal, and Umar Sani, all males and indigenes of Dan Musa LGA of Katsina State.

They were arrested at Kudaru Forest in Lere LGA of Kaduna State, following credible intelligence and support from the locals in the community.


DCP Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Other suspects, Muhammed Sani, Jibrin Shehu, Usman Sani, Musa Garba, all males, were similarly arrested at Akilbu forest around Chikwale in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State.

According to the FPRO, 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, the IGP has commended the people for their cooperation and support to the police and has assured that with the consistent support by the public, the war against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country will certainly be won in no distant time.


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