Kidnapping, a sophisticated syndicate carried out by specialists, says Al-makura

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Kidnapping, a sophisticated syndicate carried out by specialists, says Al-makura

Like a tsunami, kidnapping activities have taken some states by storm, states which before now, had fewer incidents of kidnapping; are now hub to the new crime wave. Hardly does a day pass by without a kidnapping incident in those states. Like a tsunami, it has extended its tentacles to other states in the North East and North Central parts of the country.

Pained by the development, Governor Tanko Al-Makura, recently, lamented the sudden surge of kidnapping activities in his state, urging the Nigerian Army to intervene. In his lamentation, Almakura complained that “I have come to the painful understanding that these kidnapping activities is not as merely as what we see; it is a highly sophisticated syndicate that is carried out by so many specialists.”

According to the governor, the sophistication of the group shows in the type of high-end guns they make use of for their operations. Al-Makura, therefore asked the Nigerian Army to solve the persistent cases of kidnapping in the state. He made this appeal to the Nigerian Army during the time he received officers from the Operation Whirl Stroke led by Major General Adeyemi Yekini at his house in Lafia, on the 18th March in Lafia.

Few weeks after Almakura’s lamentation, the Acting Inspector of Police Mohammed Adamu, has launched code Operation Puff Adder along the Abuja-Kaduna highway. The Operation Puff Adder, the inspector General said, was aimed at re-dominating and reclaiming the public space from heinous criminal elements that are bent on threatening the nation’s internal security order. According to him, the operation will cover Abuja-Kaduna highway and the adjoining communities and extend to Kogi, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara states.

The measure taken by the Inspector General of Police became necessary based on the surging trend of the kidnapping activities in the area.

Such is the situation now in many states of the country WV

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