He said as part of measures to restore safety and normalcy on the Abuja-Kaduna, and Kaduna-Kano Highways, Idris ordered additional deployments of Police personnel and vehicular patrol teams to re-gird Operation Absolute Sanity to rid the routes of these bandits and hoodlums.
He also said that all Police Mobile Force (PMF) Units of the PMF Squadrons in MOPOL 1 Kaduna, MOPOL 47 Zaria and MOPOL 61 Kafanchan on special duties outside the State have been ordered by the IGP to return back to Kaduna State to beef-up security in the State, particularly on Kaduna-Abuja highway, Kaduna-Zaria-Kano, Kaduna-BirninGwari-Zamfara- Funtua-Zamfara highway and other flash points in the State.
Against this backdrop, Moshood said the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) working on reliable intelligence embarked on massive raid of identified kidnappers dens, hideouts and black spots on Kaduna-Abuja, Kaduna-Zaria-Kano highways.
“The IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT) personnel engaged the bandits in a shootout that lasted several hours and at the end effect the arrest of the eight suspects and recovered from them the listed exhibits. Six of their victims were rescued from captivities,” he said.
He said all the suspects confessed to the various criminal roles they played in the commission of the crimes.
The Force PRO noted that investigation is in progress and effort is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large, and that they will all be arraigned in court on completion of investigation.
On Zamfara State, Moshood said normalcy has been restored with additional deployments of Police personnel after the attack on Kodi Village in Zurmi Local Government Area (LGA) on July 24, 2018 where four people were killed.
He said the Force is already embarking on Police Crime Prevention, Visibility and Confidence Building Patrols.
According to Mosh2, the people in the affected Villages have started returning to their homes.
“35 Bandits have been arrested in connection with the recent attacks in some villages in Zamfara State.
” Six ( AK47 Rifles, 15 Locally Fabricated Guns, 183 AK47 Ammunition, Seven Live cartridges were recovered from the Bandits,” he stated.
He said all the suspects have made useful statements to the Police investigators and confessed to the killings in the affected villages.