Imo State Governor, Senator Hope Uzodinma, has procured Innoson trucks for operation “Search and Flush” to help fight crime in the state.
The pickup trucks will be used as patrol vehicles by the security operatives in the state. The two models are favourites amongst Nigerian security outfits, including the NPF, Army and the Air Force.
The governor said :
“In tandem, we shall launch Operation “FOC,” (Flush Out Criminals) – a combined security operations targeted at flashpoints and centres of high criminal activities; including hideouts; jungles; uncompleted buildings; forest; shrines; lakes and the creeks.”
Uzodinma also called on community leaders, traditional rulers and leaders of town unions to assist the government in tackling insecurity.
He said :
“Community leaders, traditional rulers and town union presidents, shall be held responsible for any security lapses within their domain.
“Failure to report, concealing or benefiting directly or indirectly from proceeds of criminal activities, shall attract maximum punishment.”