The Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has launched Operation Puff-Arder to curb the rate of kidnapping.
The operation was launched to tackle the increasing rate of kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna highway and neighbouring communities.
The Police chief while launching the operation at the Divisional Police Headquarters Katari in Kaduna State on Friday also disclosed that the operation will be extended to Kogi, Niger, Zamfara and Katsina States.
The IG said the operation was in compliance with the directive of President Muhammadu Buhari that its operational strategies be strategized.
Adamu, who said criminals were not spirit, sought the support of traditional rulers and others to fish them out and rid the highway of kidnappers and other criminals.