June 11, 2024

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Otti launches Operation Crush to fight insecurity

Two months in the saddle, new Abia State government has launched an inland security apparatus, to combat sundry criminal elements.

Gov. Alex Otti, launching the outfit in Umuahia said on Tuesday that he was optimistic that citizens would accord the group maximum co-operation.

“Today, we formally launched a special security operation codenamed “Operation Crush” in response to our state’s security challenges. I had promised zero tolerance for criminality in Abia, and today marks the realization of that commitment,” the governor said at the launch.

Operation Crush is a joint task force composed of various security formations with the primary objective is to swiftly address threats, specifically targeting areas like Umunneochi, Isuikwuato LGAs, as well as Umuahia, Aba, and Ohafia.

The governor declared: “to criminals and their cohorts, Abia State will no longer be your safe haven.

“I urge our citizens to support this operation with actionable intelligence; landlords, market leaders, and community heads must not harbour criminals. To the youths of Abia, our administration is committed to creating legitimate opportunities for you; we are also collaborating with the Federal Government to ensure that our security personnel’s well-being is prioritized.”