By Our Correspondent
As part of efforts to find a lasting solution to reported cases of militancy and sea pirates’ attacks in the South-south region of Nigeria, the Zone 6 Police Command over the weekend took delivery of a surveillance helicopter in Calabar.
This came on the heels of a recent pact by the command and sister security agencies within the zone to form a joint task-force to checkmate security threat in the area.
The helicopter was received at the Margaret Ekpo International airport by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the command, AIG Tunde Ogunsakin.
Ogunsakin, who was visibly elated over the development, applauded the Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, over his commitment to ensure peace and security in the zone.
It was gathered that the six-seater helicopter gotten from the force headquarters in Abuja is fitted with modern communication gadgets to aid effective surveillance of the creeks.
While emphasizing the importance of a joint security operation, Ogunsakin assured that the security forces would deploy technologically-driven and actionable intelligence to actualize their common goal in policing the zone.
The AIG expressed optimism that the surveillance helicopter will go a long way to reinforce the command’s arsenal, assuring that incidences of kidnapping and militancy in the zone will soon be of the past.
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