Time for Bigger Generators As Nigeria Police Want Citizens To Install CCTVs at Homes – By Ndubuisi Ekekwe

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The Nigerian Police want to address the escalating security paralysis in the nation by asking the National Assembly to enact a law that would force private citizens, government agencies and companies to install CCTV cameras and security sensors on their properties.

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The Police made the call during a retreat in Akwa Ibom which was attended by  the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, and about 148 other senior police officers, notes Premium Times.

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According to a statement on Friday from the deputy spokesperson of the Force, Muyiwa Adejobi, the retreat “emphasised on intelligence as the brainbox of policing and proposed a legislation that will place an obligation on government agencies, corporate bodies, estate developers and private individuals to install CCTV cameras and security sensors on their facilities as a standard practice amongst others”.

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People, time to buy bigger generators and more fuel? I hope people know that CCTV cameras do not use air and water. Imagine every home in Nigeria running generators 24/7 so that Police will have “data” to arrest criminals! #NextDistraction please.

As part of the measures to check the rising insecurity across the nation, the Nigerian police are calling for a legislation that would compel private citizens, including government agencies and corporate organisations, to install CCTV cameras and security sensors on their facilities.

The police made the call on Wednesday at the end of their two-day retreat and conference in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The retreat was attended by the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, and about 148 other senior police officers from the rank of commissioner of police and above from all over the country.

According to a statement on Friday from the deputy spokesperson of the Force, Muyiwa Adejobi, the retreat “emphasised on intelligence as the brainbox of policing and proposed a legislation that will place an obligation on government agencies, corporate bodies, estate developers and private individuals to install CCTV cameras and security sensors on their facilities as a standard practice amongst others”

Mr Adejobi, a chief superintendent of police, said a communique which captured the proposal, had been sent to relevant authorities, including President Muhammadu Buhari’s office, the national security adviser, the National Assembly, Ministry Of Police Affairs, and the office of the Chief of Defence Staff.

Meanwhile, many terrorists are repenting and surrendering in the nation: “Governor Babagana Zulum of Borno State has again updated President Muhammadu Buhari on latest security development in the state. Ater the closed door meeting with the president, on Thursday in Abuja, Mr Zulum told journalists that over 30, 000 Boko Haram and Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists have so far surrendered.”

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