- Edo state police command has inaugurated Operation Puff Adder
- Operation puff adder is based on the principle of community policing, intelligence-led policing, synergy with other security agencies
- The special security outfit was inaugurated to fight the security challenges in the state
The Edo command of the Nigeria Police Force, in line with the inspector-general of police directive, inaugurated the force special security outfit, code named, 'Operation Puff Adder’.
In his opening remarks at the inauguration on Thursday, May 2, in Benin, Mohammed DanMallam, Edo commissioner of police, complained about contemporary security challenges globally.
DanMallam noted that the special security outfit was inaugurated to fight the security challenges. He also explained that operation puff adder was based on the principle of community policing, intelligence-led policing, synergy with other security agencies, convoy/motorised patrols and stop and search operations.
The commissioner explained that the security outfit was to checkmate the activities of criminals and their sponsors.
He noted that since his assumption of office in the state in February, the command had arrested 356 suspects for various crimes, with 230 suspects charged to court and 49 suspects convicted.
DanMallam said that 162 cases were reported at the command with 146 charged to courts, and 67arms and 198 ammunition were recovered.
The commissioner said that the vision and mission of the IGP to launch the outfit would be optimised in the command.
The assistant inspector-general of police Zone 5, AIG Paul Yakadi, described the outfit as a robust security action plan with massive deployment of trained and motivated personnel, who were expected to display high level of discipline and professionalism in the discharge of their duties.
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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that the Edo command of the Nigerian Police Force confirmed the rescue of Enogie Godwin Aigbe, the abducted monarch of Ukhiri community, Ikpoba-Okha local government area of the state.
DSP Chidi Nwabuzor, the command’s public relations officer, confirmed the development to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Benin on Thursday, March 21.
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