The Police Area Command, Aba, Abia State has received 20 Sports Utility Vehicles, SUVs, fully equipped with modern security gadgets donated to the state police command by Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of the state.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase who received the vehicles from Ikpeazu, handed them over to the state Commissioner of Police, Joshak Habila for distribution. Speaking at the Aba Area Command after handing over the cars to the Police Area Commander in Aba, Peter Wagbara, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP, warned criminals in the city and other parts of the state to relocate because they would no longer be comfortable in the state.
Before the vehicles were handed over to the various police D-divisions including the Mobile Police Force, MOPOL 55 Squadron Command, Aba, they were driven round the city of Aba in a convoy led by Habila. The police commissioner insisted that with the support of the state government and collaboration between the police and other security agencies, the state would be made unsafe for criminals.
Habila disclosed that the vehicles would not be used for patrols, but stationed at black spots and tactical operation points, including exit routes through which criminals escaped after robbing or kidnapping their victims. He said, “We have mapped the state which gives us the opportunity to locate areas used as escape routes by criminals and hoodlums. “The vehicles are going to be stationed in such black spots; vulnerable and tactical operation points. The essences is to enable us cut short response time to distress calls and to lock down the city from criminals who would come to commit offences and escape. “Aba is no longer safe and it is going to be very hot and uncomfortable for criminals who may want to come into the city and the state to commit any crime.” and try to have their way.”
He then solicited the collaboration of members of the public in the fight against crime , and urged them not to hesitate to volunteer information about criminal activities to the police and other security agencies.