Hunting of Kidnappers and Highway Robbers Yielding Positive Result – Nigerian Police

Nigerian Police says the expansion of Area of scope for its ‘Operations Absolute Sanity’ beyond the Abuja – Kaduna Highway to tackle the gangs of Kidnappers that escaped arrest on the highway have yielded positive results.

The Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had ordered his men, effective from 14th of August, to cover Suleja – Lambata, Minna and Bida Roads, saying the gangs have left the Abuja – Kaduna Highway and relocated to some major roads within Niger State.

A statement by the police spokesperson, Jimoh Moshood says, “In the operations that is still ongoing, five (5) different vicious and notorious Kidnap for Ransom gangs were dislodged and busted in their hideouts along Suleja –Lambata-Bida and Minna Roads in Niger State.

“A total number of Twenty – Six (26) suspected kidnappers were arrested in the operation. They all confessed to the offence and Admitted to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crime. The arms and ammunition listed above and other properties belonging to some of their victims who were rescued from the gang were recovered from them.

The statement says, “Most of the suspects were identified by the victims for being responsible for their kidnap. Investigation is being intensified to arrest the other suspects at large. All the suspects will be arraigned in court on completion of Investigation.

It further says, “While the operation is being sustained, the Inspector-General of Police has directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in zones and commands across the country to beef up security in their Area of Responsibilities (AOR) and ensure massive deployment of Armed Police Personnel, Patrol Teams and undercover operatives  to black spots, flash points and other vulnerable criminal spots to nip in the bud all forms of crimes and criminality nationwide and make sure that detection of crimes are prompt to serve as effective deterrent to who-will-be criminals. The ongoing raids on criminal hideouts will be sustained.”

The Police expressed appreciation to communities, towns and villages along Suleja, Lambata, Bida and Minna Road for supporting and assisting it with prompt information and complaints its officers deployed in the localities.

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