Kidnapping: We Will Install CCTV Cameras On All Major Highways, Says Minister Of Police Affairs

The Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi says efforts are made to install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways across the country to tackle kidnapping.

Dingyadi revealed this in an interview on Channels Television breakfast programme, as he said President Muhammadu Buhari has given the approval for the project and that the Federal Government has agreed with NPS Technology Company to re-fix the abandoned CCTV project.

“We are moving forward, like you are aware, the 470million CCTV project that has been abandoned. Mr President has now given us the go-ahead to resuscitate the project and we have already entered into a concession agreement with NPS technologies. They are there trying to re-fix the entire system to resuscitate it.

By the time this system is put in place, we will have a lot of technology to manage this crisis – particularly this issue of kidnapping. We will go a long to ensure that we reduce the number of kidnappings in this country,” the Minister said.

The minister when asked if the CCTV will be in only major cities like Abuja, said, “The CCTV is going to be on all the major highways in all the states of the Federation, it is everywhere in this country.”

Dingyadi said the company in charge of the CCTV project is already purchasing the needed equipment for the project.

“That is what we are doing now, we are facing the challenges, we are trying to resuscitate it. This company is already going into action to ensure that they purchase the needed equipment.


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