Nigeria invests in CCTVs to reduce crime

Posted by Murtala Mohamed Kamara, AfricaNews reporter in Freetown on 2009/01/21 | Views: |

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Nigeria invests in CCTVs to reduce crime

The authorities in the Nigerian commercial capital Lagos have announced Close Circuit Television Cameras will be used to help reduce the rate of armed robberies and various crimes in the city.

The authorities in the Nigerian commercial capital Lagos have announced Close Circuit Television Cameras will be used to help reduce the rate of armed robberies and various crimes in the city.

Babatunde Fashola, Lagos state governor said the Government decided to embark on this project in its bid to protect lives and properties and further express anticipation that the CCTV will help security response to emergencies.

According to the BBC over ten thousand CCTV cameras will be installed in strategic areas across Lagos but residents have expressed concerns ranging from its (CCTV) protection and electricity supply to power the technology on a 24hr basis.

Lagos state came into existence on May 14, 1967 following a decree by the then military regime. The city is host to more than 18 million residents making it one of the highest populated cities in the world. According to security experts Lagos is one of the world’s crime capitals. The city is renowned for armed robberies among others.

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