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Enugu Police command gets 65 new patrol vehicles



EXECUTIVE Governor of Enugu State,  Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, on Tuesday, handed over 65 patrol vans to Nigeria Police Force, Enugu State Command to assist its security operation around the state.

  The Patrol Vans were among the 100 vehicles purchased by the state governor from Innoson Vehicles and motors, to assist the security agencies in the state for effective discharge of their duties to meliorate the peace, security and development.

  Governor Ugwuanyi had earlier showed the vehicles to journalists at the states Government House, Enugu, said that the 100 units of patrol vans, will be handed over to the Army, Police Force, Civil Defense Corps, among other security agencies.

  He also revealed that another 260 vehicles, as well as motorcycles and bicycles, were also purchased for distribution to the Forest Guards and Vigilante/ Neighborhood Watch groups for community policing.

 The Commissioner of Police, Ahmad Abdulrahman, who received the 65 vehicles on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed Abubakar, commended Gov. Ugwuanyi for “this wonderful gesture”, describing the governor as “an unassuming personality, a symbol of peaceful co-existence and the architecture of modern security in Enugu state.”

  The Commissioner of Police also added that the gesture was a demonstration of his commitment and determination to protect the people of the state and maintain the standard of the state as being one of the most peaceful in the nation.

  He prayed that God continues to sustain, protect and keep the governor in great health “so that the people of the state and country will reap more from his leadership qualities and milk of human kindness. ”

  CP assured the governor of the force’s resolve to utilise the vehicles for the purposes for which they were purchased, also advised his officers and men against the use of the security cars to attend to their personal needs, saying: “You will see them (vehicles) on all our roads, in all the nooks and crannies of the state doing the job ”.

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