By O’star Eze
The Willie Obiano government has announced it has deployed several helicopters, armoured vehicles and CCTV cameras to check crime to check crime in the state and ensure a peaceful and secure celebration.
This was made known in a recent press release signed by C. Don Adinuba, the Anambra State Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment.
Adinuba encouraged residents of the state not to be disturbed by the “ubiquitous helicopters and armoured vehicles” in the state while stating that the helicopters as well as CCTV cameras were steps taken by the state government to increase air surveillance.
“The helicopters are the latest in a series of far-reaching measures which the Willie Obiano administration has adopted to make the Christmas and New Year celebrations most rewarding for our people, as they travel in their millions from all parts of the world to their homeland, often accompanied by friends and well wishers,” he said.
Adinuba stated that the helicopters will be flying at low ranges sometimes and would be monitoring human, cattle and vehicular movement within the state and would be reporting back to appropriate security agencies for necessary actions.
He added that the Armoured Personnel Carriers seen in recent weeks patrolling the cities of Awka, Nnewi and Onitsha were manned by specially trained police officers and would be working side by side with “well-manned” and “well equipped” security vans.
Adinuba disclosed that Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) were also being mounted in the three cities aforementioned which are meant to among other things would aid in securing public facilities. He added that after the pilot scheme in the three cities, the project will be extended to other parts of the state,
“After the pilot scheme in Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi, the sophisticated CCTV cameras will be installed in other parts of the state. The devices will assist Ndi Anambra secure important public assets like electric facilities which are vandalized from time to time,” he said.