Following the upsurge of actions of armed bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, social miscreants and hoodlums within the nation, the Performing Inspector Basic of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, on Monday inaugurated the 340 particular squad tagged: “Operation Puff Adder” deployed to Kogi State.
DAILY POST recollects that the Performing IGP on fifth April 2019, launched the Squad at Katari Bishin district to re-assure residents of their security.
The squad, in line with the Kogi State Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Busari includes items from Police Cell Power (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU), IGP Particular Tactical Squad (STS), Explosive Ordinance Division (EOD), Particular Anti Theft Squad (SARS) and IGP Intelligence Response Staff (IRT).
The particular squad who’re charged with the duty of figuring out all criminals syndicates, their leaders/foot troopers, determine kidnappers protected haven in accordance the CP entails: huge deployment of properly educated, outfitted and motivated personnel geared in the direction of driving Kogi State particularly Lokoja-Abuja expressway, Lokoja-Okene freeway, Lokoja-Obajana highway, Lokoja-Ajaokuta highway, Obajana-Kabba, Okene-Auchi highway, Ajaokuta-Itobe-Ayingba-Ankpa roads, Bagana and Ogba group village all in Omala Native Authorities and Bassa Native Authorities of all all types of crimes and criminality.
The deployed personnel, in line with CP Busari, are already leaving no stone un-turned in driving Kogi State from felony actions because the command used the event to parade 10 felony suspects arrested of their numerous hideouts within the state.
Talking on the inauguration, the Kogi State Governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello pledged his unalloyed assist for the squad in the direction of attaining a crime-free society.
The Governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Authorities, Mrs Folashade Arike Ayoade, needed these sponsoring males of the beneath world to depart the nooks and cranny of the State.
“As many which can be sponsoring in safety in Kogi State you might be in for bother. We as a authorities need to go away a legacy of sturdy safety. In case you are there sponsoring folks for kidnapping, theft, thuggery and you might be maintaining your youngsters elsewhere you might be in for bother. It’s higher you pack your load now,” he stated.
In the identical vein, the AIG Zone eight Lokoja, AIG Moses Abakina Jitibo, whereas giving an perception on the Squad “Operation Puff Adder”, vowed to flush out all criminals who intend to disrupt the peace of the state.