SECURITY: RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ACQUIRE TWO HELICOPTERS FOR POLICE

A Bell 412 helicopter of the Nigeria Police Air Wing

A Bell 412 helicopter of the Nigeria Police Air Wing

VANGUARD
December 7, 2012
PORT HARCOURT

Governor Rotimi Amaechi of Rivers State has announced the state government’s acquisition of two helicopters for security surveillance. The governor made this known yesterday in Port Harcourt at the 2012 Rivers State Security and Technology Innovations Forum. He said the security helicopters, worth $30m (N4.5bn), with cameras to fly all over the city of Port Harcourt and other parts of the state, would arrive the country at the end of this month and commence operations in January.

He said:“We have pumped huge funds
into police financing to provide expertise, equipment and other logistics support. “That is why I am advocating state police and you can testify that crime in and around Port Harcourt has reduced drastically.”

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3 Responses to SECURITY: RIVERS STATE GOVERNMENT ACQUIRE TWO HELICOPTERS FOR POLICE

  1. Cant wait to know the specs of this all in one helicopter that is worth $15m a piece!

  2. beegeagle says:

    If this is not a Mi-172, which I doubt that it is, then I know many places where you can get ten units of twin-engined AS-555 Fennec helicopters for that amount.

    I mean, it is not a Mi-171Sh Terminator. Neither is it a Dornier Do-228 MPA surveillance plane!

    Why so expensive – spares of every component on the helicopters? Training? New hangar? WHAT?

  3. peccavi says:

    Much like the ‘air ambulance that was a VIP transport, we dey look

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