Police request installation of CCTV cameras on private properties

As part of the measures to control the growing insecurity throughout the country, the nigerian police They are calling for legislation that would require private citizens, including government agencies and corporate organizations, to install CCTV cameras and security sensors on their premises. 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 Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, and 148 other senior police officers with the rank of police commissioner and above from across the country. According to a statement on Friday by deputy spokesperson for the Force, Muyiwa Adejobi, the recall “emphasized intelligence as the brains of surveillance and proposed legislation that will force government agencies, corporate entities, real estate developers and individuals to install surveillance cameras.” of CCTV and security sensors in its facilities as a common practice, among others” Adejobi, a police chief superintendent, said a statement capturing the proposal had been sent to relevant authorities, including the office of President Muhammadu Buhari, the national security adviser, the National Assembly, the Ministry of Police Affairs and the office of the boss. Defense Staff. IGP Mr Baba said officers must “adopt intelligence-driven approaches to effective policing of the nation.” The retreat, organized by Governor Udom Emmanuel, was declared open by President Buhari, represented by Minister of Police Affairs Mohammed Dingyadi. Other dignitaries who attended the opening ceremony of the retreat included Kayode Fayemi, Governor of Ekiti State; Haliru Jika, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Police Affairs; and Bello Kumo, chairman of the House Police Affairs Committee. Nigeria, for years now, has been plagued by various security challenges, ranging from the Boko Haram insurgency, banditry to kidnapping for ransom. Police officers have also been the target of deadly attacks, especially in the south-east of the country, where agitation for an independent state of Biafra had given rise to the IPOB armed group. Governor Udom Emmanuel said the meeting was timely due to ongoing security threats across the country. “We live in an era where known approaches to fighting crime have been tested, requiring the evolution of new strategies. We are living in an era and time, where criminals have reinvented their wheels of criminal enterprise; where non-state actors with no known addresses have infiltrated our space, where a neighbor may be a kidnapper or run a terrorist cell. “This reality demands new strategies to take the fight to these enemies of peace and defeat them. The first step in achieving this usually begins with retreats like the one you are having here,” Mr. Emmanuel said in his opening remarks. The governor said that security is everyone’s business and therefore Nigerians should support the police and other security agencies to combat crime. The retreat, which is supposed to be an annual gathering since it was first held in Lagos in 2019, could not take place in 2020 and 2021 due to COVID-19. Read More Related News Here Let here it in the comment below if you do have an opinion on this; Police request installation of CCTV cameras on private properties