By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Muazu Zubairu on Thursday, launched “Operation Puff Adder”, warning that though times await criminal elements in the state.
Speaking at the ceremony held at the command’s headquarters, Muazu vowed that the battle of ridding the state of criminal elements will be taken to their door steps.
Muazu disclosed that operatives of the team are charged to ensure zero tolerance to all form of criminality and deal decisively with criminal elements in Lagos.
He added that officers and men for the operation we’re drawn from Police Force, Tactical Units, Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Criminal Investigation Department, Rapid Response Squad, Taskforce and conventional policemen.
The police commissioner however cautioned the operatives to operate within the ambit of the law and respect the fundamental human rights of the citizenry.
He explained that “Operation Puff Adder” is special operation introduced by the Acting Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu, aimed at redominating and reclaiming the public space from heinous criminal elements.
” We are today launching a special operation introduced by the Acting Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, code name ” Operation Puff Adder: aimed at redominating and reclaiming the public space from criminal elements that are bent on threathing the nation:s internal security order.
Officers and men for the operations are drawn from Police Mobile Force, Tactical Units, Criminal Intelligence Bureau, Criminal Investigation Department, Rapid Response Squad, Taskforce and conventional policemen.
The men are charged to ensure zero tolerance to all forms of criminality and deal with criminal elements in Lagos State. Tough times indeed awaits those who choose the path of crime in the state. We will take the battle to their door steps. Lagosians have a right to a more peaceful and orderly state and with the support of the good people of Lagos State, we will rid the state off criminal elements”.