The executive governor of Abia State, Dr Alex Otti has formally launched Operation Crush in the State. The new security outfit is expected to fight and eradicate crime and criminality in Abia State and environs.
The governor wrote on his Twitter handle:
“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. “Operation Crush” is a joint task force composed of various security formations. Our primary objective is to swiftly address threats, specifically targeting areas like Umunneochi, Isuikwuato LGAs, as well as Umuahia, Aba, and Ohafia. 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. To everyone who seeks progress in Abia, we are here for you. God bless you all.”