Fresh reports coming out from major news outlets claim that the Nigerian police have now successfully apprehended up to 60 suspected kidnappers and armed robbers terrorizing road users and motorists along Zamfara, Sokoto, Kaduna, Niger, and Abuja highways.
Nigeria police say they have arrested about 60 suspected kidnappers and robbers terrorizing major Nigeria highways
According to the news reports, various ammunition and a total of 31 firearms were recovered from these suspects. Some of the recovered weapons include;
- Live ammunition (479 rounds)
- 1 pump-action weapon
- Locally-made firearms and Berretta pistols
- 355 live cartridges
- 9 AK49 gun
- 1 AK103 gun
- 10 AK47 rifles
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When speaking with newsmen recently, the FPRO of Kaduna Police Divisional Headquarters in Katari, DCP Frank Mba revealed that this arrest was a result of Operation Puff Adder that is currently on-going and targeted at smashing kidnappers, robbers and all other criminals terrorizing major Nigerian highways.
In a press statement, DCP Mba said;
“Between now and the last briefing, 60 male suspects were implicated in several cases of conspiracy, homicide, armed robbery and kidnapping.
“Thirty-one weapons were recovered from the suspects, 10 AK47, nine AK49 as well as one AK103 rifle. A pump-action weapon, Berretta pistols and locally fabricated firearms, 355 live cartridges, 479 live ammunition of AK47 and AK49 were also recovered from the suspects.”
We do pray that more of these kidnappers and robbers get arrested soon by the police so that Nigerians can once again enjoy safe and secure rides along all major highways.