The Nigeria Police in her unrelenting efforts to ensure safety and adequate protection of travellers and people in the communities along Abuja – Jere – Kaduna highways, as a result the “Operation Absolute Sanity” was strengthened with additional Police Personnel and needed logistics by the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris to proactively tackle the gangs of Kidnappers, armed robbers and Car Snatchers on the mentioned highways and other major roads nationwide. This Operation Absolute Sanity is equally being carried out by the Police Joint Forces throughout the Country.
In a press statement by the Force Public Relations Officers, CSP Jimoh Moshood, he said that the Commander of the IGP Special Tactical Squad (STS) and his personnel under the “Operation Absolute Sanity” stormed and raided some identified kidnappers den, camps, Blackspot and Criminal hideouts in the forests located in the FCT, Niger and Kaduna States and successfully smashed Three notorious gangs and arrested the Twenty Eight suspects in the act of kidnapping and collection of ransom, some of their victims’ names withheld were rescued from their captivity unhurt and were reunited with their families. Some of the suspects were also arrested for armed robberies and multiple car snatching. All the suspects arrested confessed to the various roles they played in the commission of the crimes and some of them have been identified by their victims. They will be arraigned in Court on completion of investigation. However, investigation is being intensified to arrest other suspects still at large.
The Police spokesperson said that the Inspector-General of Police has directed Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIGs) and Commissioners of Police (CPs) in the zones and State commands across the country to beef up security in their Area of Responsibilities and ensure massive deployment of Armed Police Personnel, Patrol Teams and undercover operatives to black spots, flash points and other vulnerable criminal spots to nip in the bud all forms of crimes and criminality nationwide throughout this period to the upcoming Christmas and New Year festivities and beyond. They are also to make sure that detection of crimes that couldn’t be prevented is prompt to serve as effective deterrent to who-will-be criminal. The ongoing raids on criminal hideouts, black spots will be sustained throughout the country.
“The Inspector General of Police wishes to extend sincere appreciations and gratitude to the people in the communities, towns and villages along Abuja – Kaduna, Abuja – Jere and other highways for the supports and assistance being rendered in terms of prompt information and complaints to the Police Personnel deployed for these operations, the statement concluded.