The Joint Task Force (JTF) in the Niger Delta, Operation Pulo Shield, on Friday alerted the public on the new tricks deployed by kidnappers.
The JTF also urged the public to be security conscious and be wary strange movements around them.
This was contained in a statement issued by Lt.-Col. Isa Ado, Spokesman of Operation Pulo Shield in Yenagoa.
It said that the kidnappers now dress in military uniform, describing such act as mischievous and dubious.
According to Ado, the hoodlums who abducted the wife of ex-Bayelsa acting governor recently dubiously and mischievously claimed they were sent by the Commander Joint Task Force.
“This headquarters wish to bring to the notice of the general public that kidnappers in the state have adopted a new strategy and dimension to criminality in the state and warned that people should be wary and mindful of obnoxious acts by syndicated miscreants,” it said.
The JTF urged the people of Niger Delta to report any suspicious act and movement of criminals in the state without hesitation to the JTF or any other security agencies for swift action.
The task force, however, assures the good people of Niger Delta that the JTF would continue to uphold its Zero Tolerance Campaign against criminalities in the region.
Ado further reassured that no stone will be left unturned to bring the miscreants to book as there is an ongoing operation to accost criminals.