PRESS RELEASE

OPERATION PUFF ADDER AGAIN!

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· Police Operatives arrest 93 Kidnap Suspects

· Recover 1 Rocket Launcher, 35 Ak47 Rifles, 500 Live Ammunition and other dangerous weapons

· IGP says Security Agencies winning the war

The
unrelenting and aggressive counter kidnapping strategies of the Police
in the fight against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country
have continued to yield positive results as Police Operatives attached
to Operation Puff Adder recorded yet another harvest of criminal
elements.

A total of Ninety Three (93) kidnap suspects were
arrested from different parts of the North-Central, North-Western and
North-Eastern parts of the Country. In addition, operatives of Operation
Puff Adder recovered One (1) rocket launcher, Thirty-five (35) AK47
rifles, Ten (10) locally-made AK47 rifles and Five hundred (500) live
ammunition. Also recovered from the hoodlums are eight (

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locally-made revolver pistols, ten (10) pairs of military camouflage
uniform, two (2) operational vehicles, and other incriminating items.

The
operations leading to these arrests and recoveries were carried out by
joint team of Police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder,
North-Central sector. The team consists of detectives from the Special
Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Force Intelligence Unit, Intelligence
Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS). Other
operatives in the Joint Mission include personnel from the Police Mobile
Force (PMF) the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit
(SPU) and the Special Forces.

Meanwhile, Police investigators
backed by their counterparts in the Forensic and Technical Intelligence
Units have commenced comprehensive investigation of all the Ninety-three
(93) suspects arrested in these operations. The investigations among
other things are aimed at tracking, uncovering and disrupting the
sources of arms supply to the criminal groups, as well as identifying
their collaborators, and bringing all involved in these heinous crimes
to justice.

The massive achievements recorded by the Nigeria
Police Force within the last few days are in line with the objectives
and core mandates of Operation Puff Adder as an initiative of the
Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP M.A Adamu,NPM,mni aimed at curbing
all kinds of violent crimes within our society. The achievements are
also indicative of the fact that the security agents are now winning the
war against the criminal elements.

The IGP while commending
Police Operatives for their sacrifice and resilience, reiterates the
commitment of the Nigeria Police to restoring sanity on our highways and
inner cities. He further expresses his gratitude to the general Public
for providing credible intelligence that has helped the Police in
achieving the successes recorded so far. ​

DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
FORCE HEADQUARTERS
ABUJA

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