The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, has deployed 150 operatives, including riot policemen and special forces to combat the rising cases of kidnappings in Abuja.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma, who disclosed this at a press conference in Abuja explained that the forces will ensure safety of all in Abuja amid rising cases of kidnappings.
He stated, “It would be recalled that two days ago, the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, launched a strategic operation (Operation Puff Adder II) involving the deployment of human and operational assets to address the emerging security challenges and rid the country of criminal elements.
“Consequently, the Inspector-General of Police has graciously deployed 150 personnel consisting of operatives from the Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Unit and Special Forces in the Federal Capital Territory to reinforce the on-going counter kidnapping operations.
“The deployment will strengthen security, dismantle and dislodge all criminal hideouts especially kidnappers’ camps within the FCT.”