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How I will solve security challenges of Enugu, by Nweke Jr

By Lawrence Njoku (Enugu)
15 November 2022   |   4:29 am
The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, Frank Nweke Jr., has said that tackling security challenges remains a priority for his administration if voted into office, to engender development and growth of the state.

Frank Nweke

The governorship candidate of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Enugu State, Frank Nweke Jr., has said that tackling security challenges remains a priority for his administration if voted into office, to engender development and growth of the state.

Speaking at a function organised by Pacesetter Frontier Magazine, in Enugu, he noted that Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) would be installed at strategic locations in the state as he did in his Ozalla town, Enugu South Council, to reduce crime.

Nweke Jr. stated that the most important tool to prevent or solve crime is intelligence gathering and monitoring; hence, he would work with traditional rulers, town union leaders and local vigilante groups, and task them to provide accurate information needed by security agencies to work.

He added that technology would also be deployed to aid intelligence gathering and monitoring, noting that it had been done in his Ozalla community. He said: “My administration will ensure that the entire city of Enugu, and other satellite cities are wired up with CCTV, and have functional state-of-the-art situation rooms. We came together as private citizens to do this in my community of Ozalla, along with solar-powered streetlights. Abia and Lagos currently have the same installations. Enugu will have the same. We will incentivise other communities to do the same in partnership with government.”

Nweke said that a hotline would be provided to enable citizens call in with necessary information or emergencies, while also improving the rapid response system in the state.

He added: “We will expand support for security agencies for improved strategic, tactical and combat operations. We will support them with the right vehicles, communication and other equipment needed to do their jobs.

“We will also engage the use of technology closely. We will deploy geo-tracking devices, aerial force and drone technology for improved surveillance, especially in forest areas.”

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