The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of aerial surveillance helicopters to major cities in the South-West and North-West.
DCP Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), disclosed this in a statement to Okay.ng on Thursday (yesterday).
He noted that the order was part of efforts by the police to effectively curtail crimes in the country.
Mba said that the Police Air-Wing Operational Base in Abuja would cater for Abuja–Kaduna highways and the adjoining states in the North-West and North-Central.
The spokesman said the new base in Ondo would cater for the adjoining states and highways straddling the South-West.
He also enjoined Nigerians not to panic and go about their lawful businesses, adding that the aerial surveillance was to improve the security of lives and property in the affected areas.