Kidnapping: “We’ll install CCTV cameras on all major highways” – Police Affairs Minister

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

Dingyadi, who disclosed this in an interview on a television programme, said President Muhammadu Buhari has given the approval for the project and that the Federal Government has entered into an agreement with a company, NPS Technology, to re-fix the abandoned CCTV project.

When asked if the CCTV will be in only major cities like Abuja, the Minister said, “The CCTV is going to be on all the major highways in all the states of the Federation; it is going to be everywhere in this country”. Dingyadi further said the company in charge of the CCTV project is already purchasing the needed equipment for the project.

Speaking concerning the challenges, he said they are aware of the challenges involved in achieving the project but that they are tackling them headlong.

He added that the project will be accomplished based on public-private-partnerships, (PPP).

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