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Buhari to Commission 3 Helicopters for Security Surveillance in Lagos




President Muhammadu Buhari is set to commission three helicopters purchased by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration as part of efforts to step up security in the state.

According to Vanguard, Buhari, will soon be visiting Lagos officially for the first time since his inauguration, and will be handing over the helicopters to the police authorities during his visit, so that immediate operation can commence.


  1. Soty Fuby

    November 25, 2015 at 12:38 pm

    Ok,,, so lemme get this straight, if derz a robbery on third mainland bridge for example and they see it, they’ll land d helicopter on d bridge immediately to save d victims?? Kai!!! Nigeria oh, where r we headed??

    • Lar

      November 25, 2015 at 1:06 pm

      Introduction of surveillance helicopters doesn’t stop the work of our ground efforts,the Gov donated vehicles and bikes to the police recently as well….That we didn’t have these helicopters before is even backwardness on out part…..our default reaction shouldn’t be criticism but critical thinking.

    • Tell the truth

      November 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm

      We actually did have helicopters in lagos star before. Two bell 412 helicopters. One of them has been painted over white and will be presented as new. After the pictures come out, this will be proven right

  2. ajikoko

    November 25, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    At least He is doing something, sure he will come up with other strategies to curb the robbery problem.

  3. GeeGee

    November 25, 2015 at 1:23 pm

    Yes i think Lagos needs this security surveillance more. I agree with you baba. Forget the people dying in the northern part of Nigeria they can take care of themselves. I hope you guys know I’m being sarcastic.

  4. smiles23

    November 25, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    common dont think like that. instead of landing which is not possible, the movement of the robbers can be monitored, and be reported to the nearest security agency available. there wont be issues of the robbers escaping on water. that is the whole concept of the helicopter. if it can be used efficiently well in cities like new york, maryland to mention a few, then there is no reason why it cant be used in Lagos (a city with the largest growing economy in Africa).
    it’s high time we start believing in ourselves, our government that we can do it, we will get there. not to always assume everything they do is all because they want to embezzle money so we condemn them. no nation will move forward like that. everything is all for the betterment of the people of Lagos.

  5. jasmine

    November 25, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    Helicopter to cub what? Na wa o. Plz we want cable cars to reduce traffic. Mile 2 to Orile, Orile to CMS, CMS to Ajah, Mile 2 to Oshodi, Oshodi to Iyana Ipaja, Cele to Ejigbo, Oshodi to Oworoshoki and Ojota and more. Haba

  6. Agbo

    November 25, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    Three. Three helicopters. Tiri ellikoptas? For a city of 15+ million people. Helicopter (slow) not jet (fast). Ok o. I just siddon dey look. You all should be celebrating mediocrity from the government.

  7. Tell the truth

    November 25, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    Wait, this is half truth. On of the helicopters they claim to have bought is an old Bell 412 helicopter lagos state has been running and maintaining with Caverton helicopters. It was just painted over (white) with the lagos state logo and RRS on the side 2/3weeks ago. The other two are single engine helicopters which come in this week. Ambode you don start to tiff already!

  8. Tell the truth

    November 25, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Unfortunately the ‘two’ new helicopters being bought (AS350) are single engine helicopters. They cannot fly over water by NCAA regulations incase there is an engine failure. Our governor Ambode went for it as it was the headset option.

  9. demashi

    November 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Ok let me get this straight. I was attacked by traffic thieves on Ijora Bridge a little over a month ago and I’m trying to figure how these helicopters police would have helped in that situation. Would they drop down low to catch a bunch of guys who’ve escaped into the surrounding slums or throw down bombs on the area like Russia warplanes are doing in Raqqa? These guys should be realistic and confer with Fash baba to understand strategies used to reduce crime in the last dispensation. Helicopter surveillance might help to track robbers who use the waterways to escape after a heist but that would be few and far between. There has to be a strategic solution and Ambode seems rather docile to decipher it.

  10. Dammy

    November 26, 2015 at 12:39 am

    I am getting a very positive feeling about this 🙂 Our prayee is that Nigeria will get better as it will be most fulfilling to have no reservations about moving back home

  11. tony

    November 26, 2015 at 3:02 am

    So President has to come all the way to commission this?? na wa… I supported change but have come to realize that BUHARI IS NOT FIT TO RUN A COUNTRY IN THE 21ST CENTURY!!!!

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