Police Acquire Surveillance Chopper to Fight Kidnappings, Militancy
In an effort to boost effective security in the country, particularly in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria, the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, has secured a new surveillance helicopter to fight militancy and kidnapping in the region.
The equipment which is expected to provide a major boost to the on-going war against piracy in the Delta region, is seen as part of the efforts to find a lasting solution to reported cases of militancy and sea pirates’ attacks in the South-South region of Nigeria.
The zone “6” Police Command in Calabar, the Cross Rivers State capital took delivery of the helicopter on Monday.
The helicopter, which was received by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of the command, Tunde Ogunsakin, is fitted with modern communication gadgets to aid effective surveillance in the creeks.
This is coming on the heels of a recent pact by the command and sister security agencies within the zone to form a security joint taskforce to checkmate security threat in the area.
While describing the helicopter’s arrival as a welcome development, the AIG applauded Inspector General of Police, Solomon Erase, over his commitment to ensure peace and security in the zone.
Ogunsakin, who was visibly elated over the development promised to chase kidnappers out of the zone.
While emphasizing the importance of a joint security operation, Ogunsakin assured that the security forces would deploy technologically-driven and action able intelligence to actualize their common goal in policing the zone.
The 5-seater capacity surveillance helicopter, according to him, will go a long way to reinforce the command’s war arsenal.