The Kaduna State Government is to install closed circuit television (CCTV) cameras across the state to fight crime.
Coordinator of the state security outfit, “Operation Yaki”, Col. Yakubu Yusufu Soja, disclosed this at a news conference marking the first anniversary of the administration of Governor Nasir El-Rufai in Kaduna state.
He said work on the installation of CCTV cameras across the state has reached an advanced stage, adding that unmanned aerial vehicle also known as drones were being procured for effective surveillance.
He said operatives of the security outfit, made up of the police, civil defence and the military, were being trained to use the new security gadgets.
He said further that the state government plans to procure modern crime-detecting devices and more operation vehicles to the security outfit in order to face the challenges of intelligence gathering and surveillance throughout the state.
“It is hoped that if this tempo is sustained the rate of crime and criminality would be reduced to the barest minimum in the state in order to pave way for the development agenda of this administration,” Soja said.