IGP Adamu and Anambra Governor Obiano with other guests at the launch of the equipment
By Sunny A. David
The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has urged other governors to always emulate Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State’s initiatives in sustain effective and efficient security architecture.
IGP Adamu was speaking at the launch of Operation Kpochapu II by the governor at Alex Ekwueme Square Awka.
Special mobile surveillance equipment and vehicles were presented to security agencies in the State and was witnessed by government officials and stakeholders from within and outside the State.
The donated equipment include solar powered super smart CCTV mobile cameras, one hundred and eleven super smart vehicles, well equipped with communication gadgets, special light effects and seventy- one super smart motorbikes.
The super smart cameras Integrates pictures, videos and data analyses to catch criminals faster and will be housed under ANISS Powered ICT.
The security gadgets will serve three major cities of the State namely Awka, Onitsha and Nnewi, and will be extended to other cities of the State.
Apart from the launch of Operation Kpochapu II, the occasion was also used to launch the Smart City Surveillance System.
The Inspector General of Police, IGP Adamu said that the initiative complements the federal government’s efforts regarding security, and applauded the Governo’s clear vision and political will to modernize the State security apparatus in line with international best practices.
IGP Adamu noted that community policing and strengthening of partnerships with the public is key to security.
He assured that the gadgets will be fully deployed to enhance security in Anambra State as well as enhance commitment of security operatives in the State.
Governor Obiano in his speech recalled his administration’s strides in security since inception and announced that his administration has donated over five hundred vehicles to security agencies so far in his effort to sustain the anti crime initiative of security agencies.
He warned all criminals to run, calling on citizens to call the toll free 112 or GSM number 07039194332 to report crime or suspicious movements, noting that the launch underscores his administration’s commitment to security.
The governor promised that more will come as the improved State security trust fund come on board which will be launched mid November, expressing appreciation to security agencies in the State.
The official handover was later performed by the governor, who was also presented with an appreciation plaque by the IGP.