PHOTO: Police Nab Armed Gang Operating on Abuja-Kaduna Expressway
The unwavering determination of the Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu NPM, mni to rid the Country of kidnapping and other heinous crimes has continued to record tremendous successes. In the latest development, a combined team of police operatives attached to Operation Puff Adder on the 11th May, 2019 arrested nine (9) kidnap suspects and recovered of two (2) AK47 Rifles, four (4) AK47 Magazines, fifty Four (54) rounds of live ammunition, five (5) dane guns and 200 stolen cows.
The kidnap suspects who include: Ayuba lawal, Saidu Bello, Abdullahi Bello, Adamu Lawal, and Umar Sani, all males and indigenes of Dan Musa LGA of Katsina State, were arrested at Kudaru Forest in Lere LGA of Kaduna State following credible intelligence and support from the locals in the community.
Other suspects, Muhammed Sani, Jibrin Shehu, Usman Sani, Musa Garba, all males, were similarly arrested at Akilbu forest around Chikwale in Kachia LGA of Kaduna State. All the suspects have made useful statement to the Police on their involvement in a series of kidnap cases on the Abuja – Kaduna expressway.
Meanwhile, the IGP has commended the people for their cooperation and support to the Police and has assured that with the consistent support by the public the war against kidnapping and other heinous crimes in the country will certainly be won in no distant time. DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
TACKLING TRANSNATIONAL CRIMES: IGP HOSTS ECOWAS POLICE CHIEFS.
As part of ongoing efforts at galvanizing multinational efforts towards finding a lasting solution to transnational crimes, especially terrorism, violent extremism, kidnapping, illicit circulation of small arms and light weapons, human trafficking, maritime security, herders and farmers’ conflict amongst others, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu NPM, mni, will be hosting West African Police and Security Chiefs between 14th – 16th May 2019, under the auspices of WAPCCO in Abuja.
The event, which will have in attendance the INTERPOL Secretary General, representatives of African Union Mechanism for Police Cooperation (AFRIPOL), members of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) in South Africa and representatives from Committee of Chiefs of Police from Central Africa among other key Security Stakeholders will present very importantly, an opportunity for all Security Chiefs across West Africa to re- commit themselves to collaborate more effectively towards tackling trans-border crimes and other regional security threats in an increasingly globalized world.
The West African Police Chiefs Committee (WAPCCO) is a structure under ECOWAS designed to bring together Heads of Police of ECOWAS Member States to exchange and share intelligence and collaborate with one another in the fight against criminality and Security threats in West Africa.
WAPCCO’s areas of interest include the tackling of illicit trade on drugs, enforcement of immigration laws, policing of marine space, customs activities, and financial intelligence amongst others.
DCP FRANK MBA
FORCE PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER