Insecurity: Rivers Govt re-launches C41 security network
By Kalu Nwokoro Idika
The government of Rivers State under the leadership of Governor Nyesom Wike has announced the relaunching of its security network called C41.
According to a statement by the governor, the security outfit is made up of 400 policemen and 200 civil defence personnel who have been adequately trained to carry out their duty efficiently.
The governor said despite the appreciable success his administration has recorded in terms of security, C4I security network is designed to take a step further by adopting a proactive policing approach and nipping the effort of criminals in the bud.
He said, “In pursuit of our desire to ensure the safety of lives and property in Rivers State, we today re-launched Rivers State’s security outfit tagged C4I.
“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 carry out their duty efficiently.
“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.”
However, Wike said new C41 vehicles branded with their Local Government Areas of responsibility have been moved to each local government area.
“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 also appreciated the Inspector General Police, Mohammad Adamu who was represented by AIG of zone 16, Austin Agbonlahor and other commanders that attended the launch.
“We appreciate the Inspector General of Police represented by AIG Zone 16, Austin .I. Agbonlahor and other service Commanders that attended the launch.
“My charge to security agencies is for them to abstain from politics but focus on their primary responsibility of protecting the lives and property of people of the state.”
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