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IGP launches new Counter-Kidnapping strategies

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Godsgift Onyedinefu

The Acting Inspector-General (IGP) of the Nigerian Police Force on Thursday rolled out a new Counter-Kidnapping operational strategies to speedily bring to an end the current internal security challenges being experienced in some parts of the Country.

The Force Spokesperson, Frank Mba, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) disclosed this in a statement.

Mba explained that the new strategies are purposeful and intelligence-driven and targeted at identifying, locating and dismantling kidnapping gangs across the nation and bringing the kidnappers and their collaborators to justice.

He added thatiIt is designed to complement and strengthen the ‘Operation Puff Adder’ currently going on in several States of the Federation. 

He said, “The operation will involve the deployment of undercover operatives, decoy operations and high-level tactical missions with active participation of operatives drawn from the conventional Police Units, the Force Intelligence Unit, the Special Anti-Robbery Squads (SARS), the Special Anti-kidnapping Squads and the Police Tactical Units comprising the Police Mobile Force (PMF), the Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU) and the Special Forces.”

Mba said the IGP, while commending the general public for their understanding and supports so far, reassured the Nation that the end to violent crimes and other sundry criminal activities is in sight.

Adamu promised that the Force under his leadership will continue to work with other relevant stakeholders in the task of making Nigeria safer and better. 

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