Published On: Thu, Apr 25th, 2019

Police launch ‘Operation Puff Adder’ to flush out bandits in Bauchi

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From Ahmad Mohammed,Bauchi

Bauchi State Police Command have arrested 39 suspected criminals  across the State just as the State Police Command  launched  a special operation code named  “Operation Puff Adder”  to tackle crimes affecting the  State.

The State Commissioner of Police,  Ali Janga  ,stated this on Thursday at the inauguration of the operation in Bauchi.

He said launching of the new operation puff adder was in compliance with the directive of the  Acting Inspector General of Police, IGP, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu 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.

Janga said the 39 suspected criminals were arrested in connection with different crimes in the state such as kidnapping, armed robbery, thuggery, Sara- suka and Babeli.

He said police recovered exhibited from the suspects included, five Dane guns, nine cutlasses , one sharp knife , three 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.

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

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

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