As part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the country, the acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has launched new counter-kidnapping strategies.
The new strategies which were launched on Thursday, are designed to complement and strengthen Operation Puff Adder currently going on in several states of the federation.
According to the police, they are purposeful and intelligence-driven, and are targeted at identifying, locating and dismantling kidnapping gangs across the nation and bringing the kidnappers and their collaborators to justice.
In a statement in Abuja, the Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba explained: “The operation will involve the deployment of undercover operatives, decoy operations and high-level tactical missions with active participation of operatives drawn from the conventional Police Units, the Force Intelligence Unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), the Special Anti-kidnapping Squads and the Police Tactical Units comprising the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and the Special Forces.”
Mba also said the IG has given assurance that the end to violent crimes and other sundry criminal activities was in sight.
“He (IG Adamu) promised that the Force under his leadership will continue to work with other relevant stakeholders in the task of making Nigeria safer and better,” the spokesman noted.