Edo State Police Command has launched Operation Puff Adder’ to checkmate activities of criminals and their sponsors.
‘Operation Puff Adder’ is based on the principles of community policing, intelligence led policing, synergy with other security agencies, convoy/motorised patrols and stop and search operations.
State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Abubakar, who launched the ‘Operation Puff Adder’ noted that criminal vices like cultism, kidnapping, armed robbery emerged in geometric dimension as social activities is high in the state because it is a gateway to both the Southern and Northern Nigeria.
Abubakar said the ‘Operation Puff Adder’ would be fully optimised in the state.
He stated that strategy put in place has led to the arrest of 356 suspects and convicted 49 suspects while 198 ammunition were recovered.
The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Diba Yakadi urged all stakeholders in the state to co-operate and partner with the police to reduce crimes in the state.
He described the operation as a robust security plan with massive deployment of trained and motivated personnel who are expected to display high level of discipline in the discharge of their duties.
Author: Osagie Otabor, Benin