By EVELYN USMAN, IFEANYI OKOLI & VICTOR AKPA-FRESH
LAGOS – The Lagos State Police Command yesterday, got a boost in its fight against violent crimes, with the provision of Digital Security Surveillance system that could monitor and detect criminal activities at 50 locations.
This is just as plans to bring to an end activities of Boko Haram sect have been concluded following an on-going meeting between all security operatives in the nation, to brainstorm on measures to achieve the goal .
Minister of Police Affairs, Mr Humphrey Enemakwu Abah, during the launch of the Digital Security surveillance at the Lagos State Police Command headquarters, Ikeja, explained that the project worth over N600 million, was part of the Federal Government’s ‘Safe City’ initiative in four metropolitan cities of which Lagos is part of.
Through the implementation of the project, the minister informed that the Nigeria Police was being provided with a technology-driven capacity to maintain real -time surveillance of public facilities and infrastructure in order to fight crime and criminality.
“The Digital Security System is a state of the art technology for ensuring real time surveillance especially in those areas that could be perilous to security personnel .
”Under this project, a total of 121 dome-shaped digital survellance security cameras have been installed in Abuja , Lagos , Port Harcourt and Yanagoa.