Delta State governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, yesterday, commissioned four Armoured Personnel Carriers, APC, and five other operational vehicles refurbished by the state Police Command, with a charge to politicians not to politicise security matters.
The governor, represented by his deputy, Prof. Amos Utuama, said that security remained a priority of his administration, adding that police officers require the right tools, gadgets and other forms of encouragement to effictively fight crime.
He said: â€œWhen it comes to security, all of us must sink our political differences and rise in one voice against crime and criminality.
â€œAs patriots, we have to bury our differences, whatever they may be, when serious national challenges like the ones in certain parts of the country arise, because we have no other country we can call ours.â€
Uduaghan, who assured Deltans that the state was prepared to confront security challenges at all times as peace and security remained one of the cardinal points in his administrationâ€™s agenda, noted that the state, since his assumption of office in 2007, had given out 110 vehicles, including two armoured personnel carriers to the state Police Command.