Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has advocated for tougher legislation against kidnapping and banditry.
He made this call while addressing a delegation of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Nasarawa State Chapter, led by Aminu Muazu Maifata, who paid him the traditional Salah visit in his official quarters in Abuja.
According to a statement on Wednesday by the spokesman of the Police, Frank Mba, the IGP believed this will act as a strong disincentive to potential kidnappers and other violent criminals.
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Adamu explained that the call had become necessary following the increasingly daring resort to these forms of crimes by criminal elements in the society.
The IGP also disclosed that Nigeria Police Force has recovered 834 arms, 19,009 live ammunition, two rocket launchers, and other exhibits in the last two months.
A total of 2,175 suspects have been arrested for kidnapping, armed robbery, murder and cultism since the launch of Operation Puff Adder.
He stated that since the launch of Operation Puff Adder on 5th April, till date, a total number of 63 Kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt by Police Operatives.
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