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Operation Adder: 39 Kidnappers & Robbers Operating On Abuja Kaduna Highway Arrested

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Operation Adder: 39 Kidnappers & Robbers Operating On Abuja Kaduna Highway Arrested

At least 39 suspected criminals were arrested in Bauchi State on Thursday as the State Police Command launches a special operation code named “Operation Adder” to tackle crimes affecting the state.

The Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, CP. Ali Janga , said the inauguration of the operation was in compliance with the directive of the Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar who recently launched the special operation to tackle security challenges such as kidnapping, Armed robbery, and banditry among other crimes along Abuja- Kaduna expressway and other parts of the country.

Ali Janga made the announcement at the police headquarters , Yandoka road, Bauchi while parading the 39 suspected criminals arrested in connection with different crimes in the state such as kidnapping, armed robbery and kidnapping.

Exhibits recovered from the suspects included, 5 Dane guns, 9 cutlasses , 1 sharp knife , 3 motorcycles and 29 blocks of wrapped dry leave suspected to be Indian hemp.

Others are; two axes, three long sticks, one tiger electricity generator, one ranki and one gario

The suspects were said to belong to different gang groups known as Sara Suka, and Babell .

Ali explained that the special squad code named “operation Puff Adder” will prevent influx of criminal elements to the state considering the ongoing security operations.

He said further that the special squad code named “Operation Puff Adder” will be directly under his supervision while all the police units will be involved.

He mentioned the units as; The Conventional Police , Police Mobile Force (PMF) Counter Terrorist Units ( CTU) Special Protection Unit (SPU) Rapid Response Squad (RRS) Special Anti – Robbery Squad (SARS) Anti-Kidnapping Unit (AKU) State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) and State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID)

Janja added that the operation is yielding positive results with the total number of suspected criminals arrested so far.

“So far the operation is yielding positive results as a lot of criminal activities in the state were nipped in the bud while a total of 39 suspects were arrested in connection with different crimes and exhibits recovered during the operation ” He said.

He appealed to the public for support , cooperation and understanding for the continuous success of the operation.



  1. Irikefe

    April 25, 2019 at 4:36 PM

    The story suppose be “38 armed robbers and kidnappers killed, 1 arrested” to point out remaining gang members for killing.

  2. iron bar

    April 25, 2019 at 4:54 PM

    39 robbers operating with dane gun in a notorious dangerous abuja kaduna road..those criminals use sophiscated weapons and ak machines..not those crap listed here.

  3. Yeyepep

    April 25, 2019 at 6:39 PM

    Let dem all be eliminated they are a threat to lives

  4. Danti

    April 25, 2019 at 11:24 PM

    One of the demoralizing thing about democracy is the liberal approach to all sorts of crimes. If we are under Military system, Evans the kidnapper would have received the treatment meted out to Anini. I hate the unnecessary elongation of criminal cases, it is not good; it encourages criminals to circumvent the law with a good lawyer.

    • DB

      April 26, 2019 at 7:52 AM

      Very true

  5. DB

    April 26, 2019 at 7:53 AM

    Very true

  6. Rosy

    April 27, 2019 at 12:29 PM

    This is where i am loving our policemen. They will soon release them to go start kidnapping again.

  7. Fifelomo

    April 29, 2019 at 8:15 AM

    They deserved not to live!

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