Breaking: Police begin ”Operation Puff Adder” in Kogi

Breaking: Police begin ”Operation Puff Adder” in Kogi

The Acting Inspector -General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has approved the deployment of a squad of ” Operation Puff Adder ” to Kogi, in response to the wave of violent crimes in the state. The state Commissioner of police , Mr Hakeem Busari, inaugurated the squad comprising 340 men and officers selected from Mobile

The Acting Inspector -General of Police, Mr Mohammed Adamu, has approved the deployment of a squad of ” Operation Puff Adder ” to Kogi, in response to the wave of violent crimes in the state.

The state Commissioner of police , Mr Hakeem Busari, inaugurated the squad comprising 340 men and officers selected from Mobile Police Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, and IGP Special Tactical Squad.
Busari said the squad also comprised men from the Explosive Ordinance Department , Special Anti-Robbery Squad and the IGP Intelligence Response Team.
He said that members of the squad will be complemented by officers and men of the state command, saying that they were deployed, to quickly address the insecurity situation on ground.

To this end, Busari charged them to appraise the prevailing worrisome security situation, in the state and design a template to contain it.
He also charged them to identify all criminal syndicates ; their leaders, foot soldiers and sponsors, with a view to arresting them with operational precision.
” You are to carry out sporadic raids of their houses/homes, hideouts, rendezvous and other tabernacles.
” You must recover arms and ammunition, dangerous weapons , dangerous charms and all other items /properties reasonable suspected to be proceeds of crimes,” he said.
The commissioner of police told the squad members to identify kidnappers’ safe havens, hideouts, warehouses and liberate victims and arrest culprits.
He said that the squad would be deployed for a 24-hour security patrol on major highways in the state including, Lokoja – Abuja , Lokoja -Okene, Lokoja -Objana, and Lokoja – Ajaokuta.
Busari also listed Obajana – Kabba, Okene – Auchi and Ajaokuta – Anyigba – Ankpa; as other highways that will come under the heavy security surveillance of the special squad.
He said that a detachment of the squad will be deployed to Bagana and Ogba communities in Omala and Bassa Loval government areas of the state to prevent escalation of communal clashes.

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