Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Terrorism - FG Acquires N10bn Gadgets

Daily Champion
11 November 2011

Abuja — Federal Government yesterday said it is set to acquire multi-billion-naira state of the art security equipment to tackle terrorism and other vices.

The equipment is designed to help government provide gadgets to battle emerging security challenges.

The gadgets which will cost the government about N10bn are expected to serve the Army, Air Force, Navy, the State Security Services (SSS), the Police, office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) and other arms of the security services.

The project, which is coming under the National Public Security Communication System, is fashioned along the line of the Global System of Telecommunications (GSM).

The telecom gadgets are also to ensure that government is not caught napping by activities of Boko Haram and other anti-state group

Meanwhile, government has ordered 24 hours surveillance of all hotels that have over 50 rooms capacity in the country while all public infrastructure and private recreational centres are now to be manned by plain clothes security operatives.

NSA, Gen. Andrew Azazi (rtd), ordered this following the security alert issued by the United States (US) government to its citizens to steer clear of some prominent hotels in Abuja. The advisory has since been varied by the American government.

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