The deployment of police helicopters to tackle the increasing rate of criminal activities in the country, has been ordered by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu.

According to a reliable source, the reason for the deployment of Police helicopters is to aid aerial surveillance for major cities in the South-West and North-West of the country.

The Force Public Relations Officer,Frank Mba speaking in a statement, said the development of was part of efforts aimed at effectively curtailing crimes in the country.”

The statement read in full: “As part of efforts aimed at effectively curtailing crimes in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of Police aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in the South-West and North-West of the country.

“As part of efforts aimed at effectively curtailing crimes in the country, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni has ordered the deployment of Police aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in the South-West and North-West of the country.

“While the Police Air-Wing Operational Base in Abuja caters for Abuja – Kaduna highways as well as the adjoining States in the North-West and North-Central, the new base in Ondo State will cater for the adjoining states and highways straddling the South-West.

“The Force therefore enjoins citizens not to panic but to go about their lawful businesses as the aerial surveillance is geared towards improving the security of lives and property in the affected areas.”

Source: Vanguard