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Insecurity: Kaduna to Purchase CCTVs, Drones

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The Kaduna State Government on Wednesday said plans were afoot to purchase Closed-Circuit Televisions as well as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to tackle crime in the state.

The Coordinator of an anti-crime initiative, “Operation Yaki”, Col. Yakubu Yusufu, who said this in Kaduna while briefing newsmen, explained that security operatives would be trained in the fresh onslaught against crime in the state.

He said the fresh onslaught would check crime and give the masses a sense of security, thereby enhancing socio-economic activities.

This is just as the Kaduna State Police Command said it has busted a syndicate that specialises in snatching expensive vehicles and selling them in neighbouring countries.

Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr. Adamu Ibrahim, said the suspects arrested in connection with the crime would be prosecuted.

He also said the police recovered 403 rustled cows within the last one month and that the recovered cows would be handed over to the committee on recovery of stolen livestock in the state.

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He disclosed that some criminals suspected of supplying arms and ammunition to kidnappers had been arrested.

Yusufu said said the provision of modern crime-detecting devices was necessary because crime was getting sophisticated.

He said, “Plans are under way by the state government to provide modern crime-detecting devices and more operation vehicles to the security outfit in order to combat security challenges.

“It is hoped that if this tempo is sustained, the rate of crime would be reduced to the barest minimum in the state and this would pave the way for the development agenda of this administration,” he said.


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