Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has donated 13 patrol vans to security agencies to enable them provide effective security in the state.
The Police got six vans, the Army, three, while the Navy, the DSS and the Correctional Services got one each.
Ikpeazu, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Chris Ezem, handed over the vehicles to the representative of the agencies at the Government Lodge, Aba, the commercial hub of the state.
He said the donation was made to encourage the security agencies to double their efforts at combating criminals and ensuring the safety of lives and property in the state.
He added that the state government would provide more patrol vans to ensure that the needs of the security agencies are met in overcoming the security challenges affecting the state and Nigeria.
According to him, “The donation of more patrol vehicles is a further step in securing Abia State and Nigeria and encouraging the security agencies to double their efforts in chasing criminals and overcoming the security challenges bedevilling Abia State and Nigeria.
“We commend the synergy between the Abia State government and the security agencies. We will continue taking these steps, we know it won’t go round but we will continue the donation. As we progress, we will do more in ensuring that the needs of these agencies are met. The police will receive six vans, the Army three, the Navy gets one, while the DSS will receive one and the Prisons will also receive one to enable them convey inmates to court.”
Speaking on behalf of the agencies, DSP Lambert Ekwekwe expressed gratitude to the state government and assured that the Police and other security agencies would continue to do their best to provide security.
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