Nigeria: Police orders 24hrs aerial surveillance of South West, North West over kidnapping
London, August 30, 2019 (AltAfrica)-The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has stepped up efforts to combat crimes in the country, ordering the deployment of aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in the South-West and North-West.
It is the latest attempt by the nation’s chief policeman to confront the crimes of banditry and kidnapping round the country.
The announcement made via the official twitter account of the Nigeria Police@PoliceNG explained that to monitor the South West, the police surveillance team would operate from the new helicopter base in Ondo state
The Police Air-Wing Operational Base in Abuja caters for Abuja – Kaduna highways as well as the adjoining States in the North-West and North-Central.
There was no mention of the North East and South East.
“The Force enjoins citizens not to panic but to go about their lawful businesses as the aerial surveillance is geared towards improving the security of lives and property in the affected areas,” police spokesman Frank Mba said.
About two months ago, the six governors of Southwest states, joined by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), heads of other security agencies and security experts met at the security summit organized by the governors
The summit was a response to the rising wave of kidnapping and armed robbery across the region