The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Wednesday said Operation Puff Adder which is aimed at tackling kidnapping and banditry had arrested 2,175 suspects since April 5.
According to a statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the IG stated that the 2,175 suspects included 852 arrested for kidnapping, 865 for armed robbery, 359 for murder and 99 for cultism.
The IG stated that since the launch of Operation Puff Adder on April 5, 63 kidnapped victims had been rescued by the police while a good number of the cases were already being prosecuted in courts, with many others still under investigation.
Meanwhile, not less than 60 suspected bandits, known as ‘Sara-Suka’, have been arrested within Bauchi metropolis.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Kamal Abubakar who disclosed this in a statement made available to journalists on Wednesday, said a total of 60 notorious ‘Sara-Suka’ thugs were arrested during the raids by Operation Puff Adder team.
They have since been remanded in police custody and will be prosecuted following proper investigation.
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