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Security: Enugu to deploy automated drones for surveillance


The Enugu State Executive Council yesterday gave approval for the purchase of 18 automated drones for air surveillance within and outside the state for effective security management.

The council meeting, which was chaired by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, according to the Commissioner for Information, Nnanyelugo Chidi Aroh, also approved the immediate construction of three pedestrian bridges in Enugu urban to be located at Ogbete Main Market, Enugu, by Holy Ghost Cathedral, Garki Awkunanaw and Mayor Bus-stop by Agbani Road. The council also approved the overlay of major roads as soon as the rains stop.

On security, he further disclosed that the council ratified the earlier approval given by the last State Executive Council on May 28, 2019, approving the purchase of 100 vans to enhance the capabilities of the security agencies in the state. Aroh also stated that 260 vehicles, as well as motorcycles and bicycles, are to be handed over to forest guards, neighborhood watch groups, among others, for community policing.

Aroh, who noted that the vehicles have been supplied, revealed that communication gadgets and other security facilities are being installed on the vehicles to ensure maximum effectiveness.

Aroh said that the government has completed the recruitment and training of 1,700 forest guards, representing one hundred people from each local government area.


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