President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday said his administration will install CCTVs on major highways and other strategic location to expose the hideouts of criminals.
Buhari stated this in a meeting with traditional leaders from the Southwest. He added that drones and CCTVs will be deployed to fight insecurity in the region.
Buhari said, “We are expediting the commencement of our community policing initiative, and revamping police intelligence-gathering capacity. ”
“Our community policing reform means we will be boosting the numbers of security personnel — and very importantly, recruiting police officers from their Local Government Areas (LGAs), and stationing them there. ”
“I will be issuing directives to the appropriate federal authorities to speedily approve licensing for States requesting the use of drones to monitor forests and other criminal hideouts. ”
“We also intend to install CCTVs on highways and other strategic locations so that activities in some of those hidden places can be exposed, more effectively monitored and open to actionable review. ”
“Working with the State governments, we will equip the police force with advanced technology and equipment to facilitate their work. ”
“We will continue to bring in our military when needed to complement the work of the police, including possible deployment of troops on certain highways on a temporary basis, and the use of Nigerian Air Force assets to bomb hideouts where criminals are located. ”