The Anambra and Delta State Police Commands’ Joint Task Force has begun patrol on the second Niger Bridge to make it more motorable and secure for road users.
Anambra Commissioner of Police, CP Aderemi Adeoye, confirmed to journalists on Friday.
He noted that the team must patrol the entire length of the bridge to assess the condition of the infrastructure.
He said “we have to patrol the entire length of the bridge repeatedly and to identify the vulnerable points for vandals.
“We have noted that the contractors in charge of the bridge, Julius Berger, supervised by the Federal Ministry of Works, have carried out repairs on the vandalised portions and we are happy about this.
“We owe a responsibility to the nation to protect this asset and ensure that vandals don’t have a field day,” he said.
Also speaking, the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations, Delta State police command, DCP Johnson Adenola, said that the bridge was under utilized and the purpose would be defeated if people are not driving on it.
“We have taken it as a joint responsibility, and we have ordered our Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and the patrol teams to regularly patrol the bridge,” he said.