Operation Akpakwu: Patrol Vehicles Not Enough, Welfare Is Sacrosanct – Activist Advocates

In Breaking News, Crime, Reports

By Patrick Obia

Following the launch of Operation Akpakwu to curb crime and other vices in Cross River State by the Governor, Sen. Ben Ayade, Rights Activist, James Ibor, Esq. has said though the gesture is good but welfare of personnel is sacrosanct.

Ibor stated this on his Facebook wall where he added that, outside the presentation of vehicles, personnel payments, housing, food and clothing should be looked into to enable them perform their duties efficiently.

He advocated for funding of Police information and data gathering and analysis; deployment of technology; application of CCTV monitors and forensic laboratories for crime scene examination in order to restore public confidence.

“I wish to commend Ben Ayade for providing operational vehicles to security agencies. Beyond these vehicles, the Police need housing, official clothing, food and special allowances while on duty and improved pay. We need to fund Police information/data gathering and analysis. We need to deploy technology. The need to flood the State with CCTV monitors and forensic laboratories for crime scene examination cannot be over emphasized.

“We need to have data of all births and death. We need to know all huge financial movements. Policing is expensive. The Police must withdraw services from private persons. The Nigerian Correctional Service need vehicles too. The Nigerian State must work hard to restore public confidence.”

Ayade had on Thursday handed over operational vehicles to personnel drawn from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Civil Defence, warning that, “the instruction is very clear from Abuja, you must deal decisively with any form of criminality, banditry, gangsterism, kidnapping of any form.

“Let this therefore be a strong message to every Cross Riverian and non indigenes alike, that as far as you are resident in Cross River State, today is the end of that criminality.”

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