The Nigerian Acting Inspector General of Poilice M.A Adamu has lunched Operation Puff Adder to curb excesses of criminal elements across some states of the country.
This was made available to Dandal Kura Radio International in a statement signed and issued by the Public Relation Officer, DCP Frank Mba.
DCP Frank Mba said the Operation Puff Adder is being carried out in collaboration with the Nigerian Armed Forces, Department of State Services (DSS).
Adding that 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.
Mba said the Inspector General solicited 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.
Also 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.
The IGP however, sounded a note of warning to persons who engage in criminal activities, especially along the Abuja – kaduna Expressway, to give-up their nefarious activities and embrace other legitimate means of livelihood or be prepared to face the full consequences of their actions.
The Village Head of katari, Bishin District, kaduna State, Gambo G. Gambo commended the IGP for the launch of ‘Operation Puff Adder’ in the area, noting that the operation has already began to yield positive results with the arrest of five armed criminals in the area on.