On Tuesday, Abia State Governor Alex Otti introduced a special security initiative named ‘Operation Crush’ in a bid to tackle insecurity.
Otti emphasized that this operation is a united and robust effort to confront the ongoing security issues in certain areas of the state, which have greatly impacted the lives of numerous individuals.
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.
“Operation Crush is a joint task force with membership drawn from various security formations, including operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, the Nigerian Army, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the Department of State Services and the Nigerian Navy.
“Special attention shall be paid to the flashpoints around communities within Umunneochi and Isuikwuato LGAs with a firm determination to identify and clear all criminal hideouts using the superiority of our arms and the operational expertise of the security personnel on this team.
“To be clear, while the security agents have been directed to be hard and unforgiving on the criminals, doing whatever is necessary to restore law and order, especially in the already identified flashpoints, they have also been reminded to guard against any form of exuberances that could result in the harassment of innocent citizens,” the Governor said.