Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Wike accuses Airforce of diverting helicopters bought to fight crude theft

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Rivers Governor, Nyesom Wike, has alleged that two armoured helicopters worth over ten million dollars that the State government gave to the Nigerian Airforce to fight crude oil theft and sea piracy in the State have been diverted to fight Boko Haram.



The governor stated this at the presentation of twenty nine operational vehicles to the Police at the re-launching of the Rivers State security outfit code named, see four eye, at the Government House, Port Harcourt.




WIKE meanwhile warned that the State will not hesitate to withdraw the gunboats the state is about to present to the Army, Navy and Police if they are deployed for use in other states.




The governor expressed disappointment that some of the equipment provided by the State government to support security agencies to fight crime are often diverted to other States at the detriment of Rivers State, stating that with the re-launch of see four eye security outfit, the Rivers State Police Command should become more proactive in fighting crime, adding that more operational vehicles and equipment will be provided to the see four eye security outfit to enhance their operations.




The governor assured to take care of families of police personnel attached to the four eye unit, if they loss their life in active service, disclosing that the State government will soon deliver latest state of the art equipment to the Department of State Services to enhance their operational capability to track down criminals.




On their parts, the Inspector General of Police,Mohammed Adamu, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone sixteen, Austin Agbolahor, and the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Friday Eboka commended the governor for his donations and commitment in the fight against criminality.






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