The Governor of Delta state, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa has disclosed that the state-owned security outfit, Operation Delta Hawk will commence operation before the yuletide season properly kicks in
The former Senator stated this on Tuesday, during a meeting with traditional rulers and religious leaders at the Unity Hall, Government House, Asaba, the Delta state capital.
He stated that all necessary equipment to make the outfit operational had been put in place, while explaining that the kick-off date for the outfit took longer than expected because the state needed to ensure efficiency.
The Governor added that the outfit would be saddled with tackling kidnapping and other violent crimes, including farmers-herders clashes in the state.
“We set up the Operation Delta Hawk which we are hopeful will be operationalised before Christmas. The team has already been selected and trained and we have been able to get men on ground to participate.
“For them to be able to undertake such programmes, they also need the body armour, the vests which we have gotten recently.
“We are in the process of concluding installation of the communication equipment; the mast is already being provided and by the time we are able to complete the communication equipment installation, then we can truly start.
“The Operation Delta Hawk team will work closely with vigilante groups across the wards and communities and will help to tackle issues relating to kidnapping, farmers-herders clash and violent crimes,” he said