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The Abia State Police Commissioner, Kene Onwuemeile, has stressed the need for residents to contribute to the battle against insecurity, and has encouraged community involvement.
This statement was delivered during a security training session for Abia youths in Umuahia, Abia State, on Friday, by the Commissioner.
The commissioner, represented by Moses Okeke, the head of the Information Communication Technology (ICT) unit of the command, further emphasized that reliable information from the public would greatly assist security agencies in combatting criminal activities.
Furthermore, he stressed the importance of technology in the fight against crime, citing the significant global progress in technological advancements. He mentioned that the recent integration of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) has demonstrated its pivotal role in efficiently addressing security challenges.
The Abia State police chief commended the Ezeji Foundation for initiating the training of Abia’s youth to become adept security professionals.
Ezeji Nnwaogu suggested that the partnership between the Abia Government and the security awareness training is focused on minimizing criminal activities in the region through the adoption of digital technology.
The one-day seminar was partitioned into different parts, allowing experts to educate the attendees on the application and ramifications of different security technologies.
One of the speakers, Nwonye Richard, well-versed in car tracker and car key technology, indicated that the incorporation of car trackers had resulted in a 40% decline in car theft.
He said car tracking would enable people to ascertain the whereabouts of their cars and give access to conversations ‘that goes on even in their absence’.
‘This helps in controlling the incidents of car theft in our society,’ he added.
Similarly, Christopher Orji Orji who spoke on the importance of solar street light systems, debunked the assertion that the device is capable of generating energy for household appliances.
He explained that the solar street light could only illuminate the streets, maintaining that ‘it cannot be used to power any of the household appliances’.
However, he advised users to choose deep cycle batteries for an extended operating period.
The manager of Eriok Nigeria Ltd, Marshal Udo, highlighted the advantages of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and described it as a tool that delivers comprehensive event observation.