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Edo Unveils N2b security architecture

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EDO State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, on Monday in Benin City, unveiled the Edo State Security Architecture and also launched the Edo State Security Trust Fund, with the state government committing N2 billion as seed fund, with the hope that these new framework will boost security in the state.

Hence, the state security architecture will be boosted with the following logistics: 50 special security cars fitted with modern communication and security gadgets; 30 Toyota Hilux Patrol Vans; 30 Patrol Motor bikes and three Tropicalised Armoured Personnel Carriers; three Ambulances; Integrated Command and Control Centre and five special security check points to be manned at all the entry and exit points in the state.

Others were Special Patrol Units (land and waterways); Integrated Electronic City Surveillance Unit; Establishment of a Special Force unit and Anti-kidnapping squad; establishment of K-9 unit; establishment of Paramedics unit; establishment of the Public Works Volunteers (PUWOV) scheme with 3000 trained and kitted workforce and a Community Police Radio Network.

The governor explained that the new structure will be comprised of all the security agencies and the 1000 young men and women drawn from each ward across the state who have been trained by the Nigerian Police in Intelligence gathering and monitoring of strategic assets in the state.

The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Idris, was represented at the event by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, Emmanuel Inyang, who applauded the state government for embarking on this ambitious project and called on every hand to be on deck to ensure the success of the programme.

The Chairman of the State Security Trust Fund and Chairman, Coronation Capital, Aigboje Aig-Imoukhuede donated N200 million towards the initiative and also commended the governor for his foresight in these Edo State Security Trust Fund and Edo State Security Architecture, which is codenamed “WABAIZIGAN”.

Edo State Commissioner of Police, Johnson Kokumo was also at the event and he commended the governor for the support he has extended to the police command, which he said has made the state safer for all the residents.

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