President Muhammadu Buhari has commissioned Police operational assets aiming at improving the capabilities of the police to combat crimes.
The assets which were commissioned at the Force Headquarters on Monday were particularly for crowd control and anti-riot operations,
The Nation reports that the equipment commissioned by Buhari include a total of 127 operational vehicles such as Toyota Hilux Pick up vans, Zahab Classic Pick Up vans, Mikano Rich-6 Pick Up vans, Anti-Riot Water Cannons, Armored Personnel Carriers, Toyota Land Cruiser Prado Jeeps, Toyota Coaster Buses, Toyota Hiace Ambulances, Mikano Trucks, and Crowd Control Barriers Vehicles.
Other assets include a large catchment of arms, ammunition, riot control agents such as tear gas, tasers, stun guns, pepper sprays, bulletproof vests, helmets, and other personal protective equipment procured by the Police were commissioned by the President.
Buhari urged the police force to be professional during the forthcoming general elections.