By: Oleka Reporters
The Enugu state Police Command on Thursday launched “Operation Puff-Adder” in Enugu State,as part of efforts to address the security challenges in the state, in line with the Ag IGP M.A Adamu’s directive.
Speaking at the official launch in Enugu,the Enugu State Commissioner of Police,Sulaiman Balarabe (fsi) said that the event was aimed at proffering solution to some topical security challenges such as armed robbery, kidnapping and other violent crimes, thereby making the state safer.
Balarabe said in line with the directive of Acting Inspector General of Police, Adamu Abubakar, they were at the event to launch Operation Puff-Adder as a coordinated strategy towards arresting the ugly trend.
The Police Commissioner recalled that the Acting Inspector General of Police had on Wednesday April 10, launched the operation in North Central/North West zones of the country to ensure a lasting peace and security.
Balarabe however called for increased support from the community for the security forces deployed in their area, noting that it was only through concerted efforts of all stakeholders that victory over these hoodlums could be achieved.
He disclosed that 92 personnel of the “Puff-Adder” in the State are drawn from the formations of the State Command, which includes, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, Anti Cultism Unit, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Safer Highway Patrol, amongst others.
He assured that all officers and men involved in this operation were determined, committed and dedicated to its success and had been briefed on the rules of engagement and to act professionally ,with respect to human rights.
Flagging off the operation, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi who was represented by the Enugu State Commissioner for Commerce and Industry, Sam Ogbu-Nwobodo assured of the State government’s continued support for the police in their efforts towards eradicating all forms of criminal activities in the State.