Ogun Deploying Technology to Combat Crime – Abiodun

Appreciated the Nigerian Army and other security agencies for their untiring efforts of combating insecurity in the state.
Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun
Ogun State Governor, Dapo AbiodunFacebook

Governor Dapo Abiodun of Ogun State reveals that his administration is deploying drones, helicopters and other technological innovations to address security challenges in the State.

The Governor made the revelation when he received the new General Officer Commanding (GOC), 81 Division, comprising Ogun and Lagos States, Major General Mohammad Usman, who paid him a courtesy call in his office, at Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta on Wednesday.

Abiodun affirms that frequent movement of people to the state due to its strategic location as the industrial, religious and educational capital of the country, has put a lot of pressure on the security architecture of the State, hence the need to involve technology in tackling the menace.

He said, “We have recently acquired some drones and these drones are meant to help us in aerial surveillance knowing fully well that it will be impossible for us to have enough boots to cover all the dark spots in the State.

“Because of that, we have chosen to deploy technology believing that with that, we can see where crimes are being intended to be committed and that can be neutralized before they are committed.

“We have also requested for a helicopter from the Nigeria Police to assist our law enforcement agencies and the Inspector General of Police has obliged us and the helicopter has since been in the State and any time there are distress calls, especially from kidnap situations, the helicopter will be able to fly there within minutes and when this happens, the kidnappers are not able to move too far from the crime scene and this will make it easy for security men to move in and intervene.”

Consequently, Gov. Abiodun said his administration revived the OP-MESA and also set up a task force to patrol the Ogun State side of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway to tackle the menace of kidnapping.

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