The Governor of Enugu State Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi is confident the aerial surveillance to tackle all forms of insecurity and crimes within Enugu State will be effective.
A joint aerial surveillance patrol of forest areas and people returning unauthorized arms was a decision reached at an emergency meeting of the Enugu State joint security held in Enugu on Friday.
Ugwuanyi stated this after presenting prizes to outstanding officers of Nigerian Air Force (NAF) during NAF annual 10 kilometres walk/jog exercise in Enugu.
The governor, who participated in the exercise, commended the NAF Ground Training Command (GTC), Enugu, for their exceptional performance in their internal security duties, which had helped to make the state one of the safest in the country.
He said that the Chief of Air Staff, Marshal Abubakar Sadique, must be commended for the tremendous role NAF is playing in reducing insurgency in the country as well as their professional internal security duties.
“I sincerely believe that the aerial surveillance adopted by security agencies in the state, to complement the existing security measures, will definitely check any existing or emerging security threat in the state.
“The existing cooperation between various security agencies in the state is quite commendable.
“The state government will continue to support the Nigerian Air Force in its endeavours to improve security in the country and most especially within Enugu State,’’ he said.