The Joint Task Force of Anambra and Delta State Police Commands has embarked on a series of patrols on the second Niger Bridge in an effort to ensure its safety and improve its usability for road users.
During a press briefing on Friday, the Anambra Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, explained the importance of these patrols to assess the condition of the bridge and identify vulnerable points susceptible to vandalism.
“We have to patrol the entire length of the bridge repeatedly and identify the vulnerable points for vandals,” CP Adeoye stated. He expressed satisfaction with the repairs carried out by the contractors in charge of the bridge, Julius Berger, supervised by the Federal Ministry of Works, to address previously vandalized portions.
Protecting this critical infrastructure is a national responsibility, and the Joint Task Force is determined to prevent any further damage from vandals, CP Adeoye emphasized.
Echoing the same sentiment, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Delta State Police Command, DCP Johnson Adenola, highlighted the importance of the bridge’s utilization. He stated that ensuring people drive on the bridge is essential to fulfill its purpose.
Acknowledging the significance of the bridge as a key transportation link between the two states, the Joint Task Force has made it a joint responsibility to conduct regular patrols. Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and patrol teams have been directed to participate in these patrols, aiming to enhance safety and security on the second Niger Bridge.
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