EKITI FLAGS-OFF SECURITY ALERT SYSTEM, POLICE GETS 50 PATROL VEHICLES
Ekiti State Governor, Engr Segun Oni has flagged-off the test running
of a State-Wide Integrated Security Alert System designed to
trigger-off simultaneous alarms in major police and security
formations in the state when crimes are committed.
Speaking at the ceremony in Ado-Ekiti Governor Oni, who called on the
people of the state to always volunteer useful information on the
activities of criminals to the police and other security agencies
noted that provision of vital information and intelligence reports
to security agencies were important factors in crime prevention and
Governor Oni noted that a Swift Response Squad (SRS) made up of mobile
police men would patrol the state in 50 new patrol vehicles recently
procured by the state government and are expected to respond rapidly
to security alarm and distress calls from members of the public.
The governor, who stressed that security, was an important factor in
attracting investment to the state said the security structure being
put in place by the state government would among other things curb
cases of cross-border raids by armed robbers and kidnappers and also
guarantees a 24-hour security watch over the entire state.
He explained that the entire security system would be test-run to
correct whatever lapses that was noticed before the programme would be
formally commissioned by President Goodluck Jonanthan during his
proposed visit to the state later in the year.
While noting that the state capital had witnessed tremendous growth in
the last three years, Governor Oni disclosed that available statistics
indicate that the number of residential buildings, office blocks and
shops had almost doubled while the number of hotels and hotel rooms
had almost quadrupled.
He explained that having realised the challenges of these new
development, his administration was already investing a lot of
resources into the provision of roads, supply of potable water supply,
electricity and strengthening security in its bid to make the
investment climate of the state more attractive to both local and
Earlier the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Katso expressed
appreciation to the Oni-Administration for supporting the state
command to perform its constitutional duties of crime control and