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Delta State donates 10 vehicles to Eagle Net to fight crime


 Ifeanyi Okowa

Ifeanyi Okowa

The Delta State Government has donated 10 Toyota Hilux vans to assist the new special security unit code-named, “Eagle Net,” which was recently created by the Delta State Police Command to tackle special security challenges in the state.

At yesterday’s presentation ceremony in Asaba, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa said the presentation was aimed at checking the activities of criminals in the state ahead of Christmas celebration.

According to him: “We are donating 10 vehicles (Hilux Vans) in the first instance to enable you tackle the identified security flash points in the state.”

“This is in line with our decision at the state Security Council meeting to create a special unit to attend to these security challenges and respond to the needs of our people,” he said, adding, “we will provide more as our finances improve.”

Okowa reiterated that Delta State is an investors’ haven and his administration would consolidate on the gains recorded in the area of achieving peaceful co-existence in the state.

He said: “We are committed to ensuring the security and peace in our state; we thank God that all our security agencies are collaborating with each other to consolidate on the peace and security in the state.

We will do more within our resources to ensure a more peaceful Delta State so as to allow investors to come and provide employment for our teeming youths.”

The state Commissioner for Police, Mr. Zaina Ibrahim said that the presentation was an attestation to Okowa’s conviction that “security takes precedence in his administration.”

Zanna assured: “These vans will be used by the Eagle Net to check criminal activities, especially, during these ‘ember months.” He disclosed, “Eagle Net is a new unit created to complement the activities of existing outfits such as Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), SWAT, and others.”

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