Chris Emeka, Port Harcourt
Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike, has restated that the security of lives and property are his primary responsibilities and therefore he will stop at nothing to ensure that the state remains peaceful.
He said in the last five years, his administration has invested so much in security because of its commitment to make the state a peaceful haven for the people and investors paradise.
The governor spoke on Thursday in Port Harcourt, the state capital, during the re-launch of the state’s special security outfit, known as C4I.
He explained that the security outfit has been rebranded to meet up with the target of its establishment, adding that officers of C41 has received specialized trainings and have also been well equipped to combat crime and criminality.
Wike used the occasion to again charge security agencies to abstain from politics but focus on their primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of people of the state.
“We have made appreciable success in the area of security but we wouldn’t rest on our oars. With C4I we intend to take it a step further by adopting a proactive policing approach and nipping the effort of criminals in the bud.
“C4i vehicles branded with their Local Government Areas of responsibility have been deployed to each Local Government Area in the state. To further boost our security in the riverine areas. In the next few weeks the state government would donate a total of fifteen gunboats to the Navy, Army and Police in Rivers State” he said.
Our correspondent gathered that personnel of the outfit which comprises of 400 Policemen and 200 Civil Defence personnel have in the last month been specially trained in relevant skills to ensure they effectively carry out their duty.
The Inspector General of Police represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 16, Austin Agbonlahor and other service Commanders attended the launch.