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Insecurity: police launch operation “Puff Adder” on the Plateau



In its endeavors to control the rising instances of hijacking, banditry and different types of guiltiness in Plateau State, the State Police Command has propelled Operation Puff Adder in the State.

The Commissioner of Police, Isaac Akinmoyede, said the Operation Puff Adder propelled in Plateau is by the vision of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed, Abubakar Adamu, to handle capturing, equipped burglary, and outlaws among others.

Akinmoyede stated, “The activity is lunch in Plateau to handle instability, for example, kidnapping‚ outfitted burglary, Cultism, banditry, and Sara Suka wrongdoings and to likewise forestall the flood of criminal components considering the continuous security tasks in the neighboring Kaduna, Nasarawa and Taraba states.”

The CP who was spoken to by Deputy Commissioner of Police, Bature Umar, said the labor for the task is drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMP), Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU), Special Protection Unit (5PU), Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), State Intelligence Bureau (SIE) and State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (SCID).


Representative Simon Lalong, who propelled the task at Police base camp, Jos, charged Plateau occupants to give valuable data to security offices, especially on criminal refuges for brief activity.

The Governor who was spoken to by his Deputy, Prof. Sonni Tyoden, swore to help the security organizations in the State.

In his generosity message, Commander Operation Safe Haven (OPS), Major General Augustine Agundu, said the security challenges in Plateau should have been handled from numerous dimensional points of view.

Agundu included that they would work together with the task to make Plateau risky for hijackers, furnished looters, and brigands.

“Its dispatch is promising, and without a doubt, we will utilize this benefit to manage all dangers to our employees here on the Plateau.

“We are resolved than at any other time to State, never again would the destructive variables that had tormented the State resound.

As per the Commander, “My encounters here on the Plateau gives a sign of a multifaceted emergency that requires multidimensional ways to deal with settling them.

“The starting of Operation Puff Adder is one of those activities,” he focused.


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