Fresh reports and photos confirm that the Governor of Cross River state, Benedict Ayade, recently launched a special security operation in the state to clamp down on crimes like kidnapping and robbery. Press reports also confirmed that the governor donated as many as 160 patrol vehicles, 10 power bikes, and lots of UAV drones to support the new security operation. According to media outlets, the official codename giving to this new outfit is “Operation Akpakwu” and it comprises of personnel from the Nigerian Navy, Civil Defense, Air Force and the Nigerian Army.
Governor Ben Ayade of Cross River State launches “Operation Akpakwu” by donating 160 patrol vehicles to support the security outfit
Going by the records provided by press reports, the patrol vehicles donated by Governor Ben Ayade include Saloon cars, pickup trucks and several BMW Power bikes. The record also states that each patrol vehicle donated by the governor is equipped with modern “state-of-the-art” communication gadgets. Reports claim that all of the donated vehicles and drones meet the right standards required to help fight any form of criminal activity within the state.
These are the brand-new vehicles and bikes donated by Gov Ben Ayade to support the new “Operation Akpakwu” in Cross River state
While speaking about the newly launched security operation, Governor Ayade reportedly iterated that he is dedicated to ensuring adequate security for properties and lives in Cross River state. The governor also boasted about current statistics showing that Cross River State is the “safest” state in Nigeria till date. Governor Ayade further stressed that he is even more committed to getting the state to a point where it will regularly record Zero cases of robbery, cultism, and kidnapping all year long.
Apart from the new “Operation Akpakwu” security outfit, people of Cross River state are also talking about Governor Ayade’s recent announcement of tax exemption for Okada riders, farmers and other low-income earners.
Below is a press report video that captures the moment when Governor Ben Ayade made the shocking announcement about tax exemptions for “poor” residents.
GOV. AYADE WEEPS AS HE EXEMPTS FARMERS, PEASANTS, HAWKERS, OKADA RIDERS FROM PAYING TAX