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Abia to reward whistle blowers with N1m

Abia to reward whistle blowers with N1m
Abia State Govern­ment has promised to reward anyone that volunteers useful in­formation that helps secu­rity agencies in tracking down criminals in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade, who disclosed this at a press briefing yesterday in Umuahia said the measure was part of recommenda­tion by the State Police High Command which had received the approval of the state government.
He noted that police could not work in isolation in the fight against crime but needs the support and cooperation of members of the public, hence the need for partnership between security operatives and the public.
His words: “ Security has been globally perceived as a collective responsibility. It, therefore, calls for collab­orative efforts of all security agencies of the state, neigh­bourhood watch, youths, vigilante groups and the people”.
The police boss who vowed to make Abia unin­habitable for criminals fur­ther said that a tactical rap­id response squad would be launched and deployed in the next two weeks to stem the tide of criminalities in the state.
He said that the mem­bers of the squad would un­dergo a special graining be­fore being deployed to help combat heinous crimes which is beginning to rear its head again in parts of the state.
Recall that kidnapping and car theft are again on the increase in Abia espe­cially Aba and Umuahia, the state capital.
The Police Commis­sioner said that members of the squad would be well equipped and motivated for efficient service delivery, adding that their operations will boost police response time to distress calls.
“They will complement the efforts of our anti-crime team already on ground”, the CP added. - The Authority

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