By Sylvanus Ofekun
The Ag Inspector General of Police IGP M.A Adamu, has today, Friday, 5th April, 2019 launched a robust security action plan tagged ‘Operation Puff Adder’. A measure aimed at curbing excess of criminal elements who are hell bent on threatening the internal security across some states in Nigeria.
The Operation, which is being carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces and the Department of State Services (DSS) and involves massive deployment of well-trained, well-equipped and well-motivated personnel and combined operational assets from the various security agencies, is tailored towards ridding the Country, especially the Kaduna – Abuja Expressway, Kogi, Katsina, Niger and Zamfara States of all forms of crimes and criminality.
During the launching which took place at katari Bishin District, Abuja – Kaduna Expressway, the IGP, while noting that no Police Agency anywhere in the world, no matter how well-trained, equipped or motivated, can solely achieve its community security and safety mandate without the support of the community, called for the full support and cooperation of the civil populace, particularly, traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth associations, market bodies, cultural associations and professionals among others in the fight against criminals especially kidnappers, armed robbers, cattle rustlers amongst others.
The IGP also made a special appeal to drivers, commuters and indeed all citizens that may come in contact with Police officers deployed for the Operation to cooperate with them and show understanding in the interest of public safety.