#TrackNigeria -Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Leye Oyebade on Thursday launched the new anti-crime initiative, Operation Puff Adder in Zone XI. At the event held in Osogbo, AIG Oyebade recalled that the move was in compliance with the directive of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, mni who “recently rejigged our security architecture by launching a new operational outfit code named ‘Operation Puff Adder’. The new outfit, since its inauguration, has begun to yield positive results. Consequently, the IGP has directed that the outfit be replicated in all the Zonal and State Commands to complement existing security structures.”
The states under his zonal command include Ondo, Osun And Oyo. Speaking on essence of the newly launched operation in the zone, AIG Oyebade said, “It is our conviction that with the new security outfit added to the existing security apparatus in the Zone, security challenges in the three states under the Zone will be tackled adequately.
He disclosed that “This outfit is going to be an assemblage of over five hundred highly disciplined, dedicated and professional personnel drawn from various departments and units of the Zonal Command. The outfit has the mandate to carry out an aggressive onslaught against criminals and take the fight against heinous crimes to the door steps of die-hard criminals in the three states.
“We assure you that operatives of the special outfit will be diligent, and will carry out the assigned duty with integrity, having respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizens they are meant to serve. It is our conviction that citizens will begin to see the dividends of the establishment of this outfit. By so doing, the expected but elusive people’s confidence in the police will be restored’,he added.
AIG Oyebade also demanded the the cooperation of the public by way of providing useful, credible and timely information to the outfit to enable it succeed in its mandate.