The Rivers State Government has launched a new security outfit to help maintain security in the state.
The security outfit, called C4i, was launched on Thursday in Port Harcourt by the Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike.
In a Twitter thread, Wike said the outfit comprises 400 police officers and 200 officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, and that they have been 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,” the governor said at the inauguration ceremony which was attended the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 16, Austin Agbonlahor, who represented the inspector general of police.
“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,” the governor said.
He advised security agencies to abstain from politics and focus on their primary responsibility of protecting lives and property of people of the state but some people alleged that the outfit launched to tackle the IPOB’s Eastern Security Network.