The Governor of Zamfara State, Governor Bello Mohammed Matawalle, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a security company in Dubai for the supply of MBB BO105 Bell 206 surveillance helicopters.
This was revealed in a statement issued by Hon. Zailani Bappa, the Special Adviser on media and public enlightenment, which was made available to newsmen in Gusau, the state capital on Friday.
According to Bappa, the acquisition of the American model of the choppers which are the recently remodeled types was part of efforts by the state government to ensure optimum security in the state.
Speaking further, Bappa said that the rugged choppers which have camera capacities as well as a three-hour stretch capacity for surveillance trip with a maximum speed of 224, is convenient for the current war against terror in the state and its environs.
“The helicopters are rugged and have camera capacities as well as a three-hour stretch capacity for surveillance trip with a maximum speed of 224 km per hour and are equipped with tracker systems” the statement added.
“When procured, the choppers are expected to be deployed for security surveillance and aerial patrol in the forests, borders and towns across the state in conjunction with the Nigeria Police and other security agencies in the state.” Bappa said.
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