Operation Puff Adder: Police says 157 kidnappers were arrested in April

– The Nigerian Police while accounting on the effective implementation of Operation Puff Adder disclosed that 157 kidnappers were arrest in April alone

– The Police stated that 13 have so far been arrested in May.

The Inspector General of Police IGP Mohammed Adamu on Friday met with senior police officers to discuss the situation of the country in terms of security.

IGP Mohammed Adamu and other senior police officers during the meeting also took time to evaluate the extent of the implementation of Operation of Puff Adder launched on the 5th of April 2019 as a strategy to solve the internal security threat in the country within a short frame of time.

The Nigerian Police disclosed that the national crime profile of the country from 1st of April till date indicated an increase in crime and also an increase in the arrest of offenders and the recovery of firearms.

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According to the NPF 157 kidnappers were arrested in April and so far 13 have been arrested in May.

Below is an extract of the statement released by NPF

Within this period, one hundred and fifty-seven (157) kidnappers were arrested across the country in April while thirteen (13) have so far been arrested in the first week of this month of May
Kaduna State recorded the highest number of arrested kidnappers with eighteen (18) suspects, followed by Plateau State with seventeen (17), Edo State with fifteen (15) and ten (10) each in Niger and Zamfara States.
In addition, two hundred and eighteen (218) armed robbery suspects were arrested in several operations by the Police in various Commands in April, 2019 while fifty-seven (57) have so far been arrested in the first week of this month of May.
FCT recorded the highest number with forty-two (42) arrests, followed by Edo State with twenty-eight (28), Oyo State with twenty-four (24), Anambra State with twenty-two (22), Imo State with twenty-one (21).

Furthermore, one hundred and forty-seven (147) firearms of various description were recovered in April, 2019 while fifty (50) have so far been recovered in the first week of the month of May.

Lagos and Zamfara States topped the list with twenty-two (22) recoveries each, followed by Edo State with twenty-one (21), Delta State with twenty (20), twelve (12) in Kaduna State and eleven (11) in Niger State.

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