The Executive Governor of Enugu State, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, has unveiled new set of security vehicles purchased by his administration to enhance security operations even at the community levels in the state.
The acquisition of the vehicles, Infonet9ja.com gathered was in fulfillment of the promise made by the state governor, to tackle crime and address security challenges in the state.
Recall that Enugu State in the last few months has been under serious attack by bandits and Fulani herdsmen who allegedly caused the death of many innocent residents and indigenes of the state.
Gov. Ugwuanyi, who took journalists round the premises of the Government House to show them the vehicles, used the opportunity to brief the newsmen efforts of his administration to decisively tackle the recent rising wave of crime and other security challenges in the state.
The vehicles include 100 pieces of Innoson Hilux vans for use by the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force and Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, among others, for security operations.
The remaining 260 vehicles, which were approved during the governor’s recent security meeting with all the members of the State Assembly, Local Government Council Chairmen, the Director of State Services (DSS) and the Security Chiefs of DSS in the council areas, will be distributed to the 260 electoral wards in the state.
The security vehicles will be deployed to provide services for community policing, Vigilante/Neighborhood Watch and Forest Guard operations.
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The governor disclosed that the state government intends to engage the State Assembly and partner Ndi Enugu, home and abroad, to set up a Security Trust Fund that will ensure efficient security operations in the state. He further disclosed that the state government will also purchase motorcycles as well as bicycles, adding that it equally intends to partner churches and other organizations for intelligence gathering, among other strategies.