Insecurity: Abiodun presents 55 patrol vehicles, others to IGP

The Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun, on Friday presented over 55 patrol vehicles, motorcycles, 200 bullet proof vests, a number of helmets and communication equipment to the Inspector General of the Police, Usman Alkali Baba, who was on an official visit to the state Friday.

Abiodun said the presentation of the security vehicles and gadgets to the police was another symbolic representation of his administration’s commitment towards providing a safe environment for the people of the state.

Abiodun said the gesture was part of his administration’s continued collaboration and cooperation with security agencies to improve security of lives and property in Ogun.

The governor, who disclosed that two of the six armoured vehicles ordered had been delivered, also said water cannons and other anti-riot equipment would be procured for the police.

He, however, read riot the act to people fomenting security breaches in the state, warning that his administration would not tolerate any efforts to truncate the peaceful and pristine environment of the state.

Earlier, in his remarks, the IGP thanked the governor for the gesture, adding that “no security outfit in the world can succeed without mobility and communication gadgets.”

He said, “Security is everybody’s business; we appreciate you for making our jobs easier by giving us tools to work. No security outfit in the world can succeed without mobility and communication gadgets. The body armour will give personnel courage to confront crimes.

“This will go a long way in ensuring security of lives and properties in Ogun state and I want to assure that we will be ruthless on those posing serious security threats to the peaceful coexistence in the country.”