We Shall Not Give An Inch To Criminality – Otti Says As He Launches ‘Operation Crush’

Abia State Governor, Alex Otti, formally launched a special security operation codenamed “Operation Crush” in the state on Tuesday.

Speaking during the event held in Umuahia, Otti said, “Operation Crush is our strong and coordinated response to the lingering challenge of insecurity in parts of the state, which has made life nightmarish for many”.

“Today’s event offers a practical demonstration of our unflinching commitment to fulfilling that promise. Huge resources have been committed to the launch of this operation because we appreciate that security is the foundation of enduring prosperity. Operation Crush is a joint task force with membership drawn from various security formations, including operatives of the Nigerian Police Force, the Nigerian Army, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Department of State Services, and the Nigerian Navy.

“This special operation is technically set up to swiftly identify, analyse and respond to security threats from and within any part of the state. As the codename indicates, the goal is to counter with necessary force, any incidence of kidnapping, armed robbery and other forms of violent crimes anywhere in the state. Special attention shall be paid to the flashpoints around communities within Umunneochi and Isuikwuato LGAs with a firm determination to identifying and clearing all criminal hideouts using the superiority of our arms and the operational expertise of the security personnel on this team”.

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