In order to combat banditry, kidnapping and the other forms of insecurity which has been the order of the day and to restore peace and calm in the State, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has deployed 275 Special Forces to Zamfara State.
This is coming after the Governor, however, noted that not all of the bandits troubling the State are criminals. According to him, many of them resort to violence as they have been attacked by the local security agencies who are meant to protect them first.
The troops under Operation Puff Adder 2 were drawn from the Counter-Terrorism Unit, Mobile Force, and Special Forces of the Nigerian police.
While addressing the troop at the launch of Operation Puff Adder 2 in the State, the Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro enjoined them to be law-abiding and urged them to be firm and ruthless on criminal elements that may threaten the safety and security of the people of the state. Read also: Getting A Gun In The North Is Like Buying Bread – Auwaul Daudawa, Repentant Bandit
He further assured the people of the State that operation Puff Adder 2 in Zamfara State would be community-driven and would be executed in sustained collaboration with other sister security agencies in the state. The Zamfara State governor, Bello Matawalle who was represented by the Commissioner of Security and Home Affairs, Abubakar Dauran also assured that the state government would supply all the necessary logistics to ensure perfect operations in the State.