Easter: Po­lice beef up se­cu­rity

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

As Chris­tians mark the Easter fes­tiv­i­ties, the In­spec­tor Gen­eral of Po­lice Mo­hammed Abubakar has called on Nige­ri­ans to be se­cu­rity con­scious as­sur­ing that the po­lice would pro­vide all round se­cu­rity for the pub­lic.

A state­ment is­sued yes­ter­day by the spokesman of the po­lice, Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent of Po­lice Frank Mba said against the back­drop of se­cu­rity chal­lenges in the coun­try the Po­lice High Com­mand urged wor­ship­pers both at Mosque and Church ser­vices to be se­cu­rity con­scious.

He asked wor­ship­pers to take ad­e­quate mea­sures to re­duce the num­ber of ve­hi­cles around these wor­ship cen­ters so as to make the tasks of keep­ing sur­veil­lance on the ar­eas eas­ier.

The po­lice also ad­vised that aban­doned and dis­used ve­hi­cles should not be parked within or close to places of wor­ship and res­i­den­tial ar­eas. It fur­ther high­lights the need for ve­hi­cles parked overnight in those premises to be prop­erly vet­ted and iden­ti­fied.

Frank added that empty con­tain­ers and other forms of re­cep­ta­cles like dust­bins not in use should be prop­erly dis­posed or stored far away from the reach of unau­tho­rized per­sons.

Flower pots and flower edges around res­i­den­tial build­ings, of­fices and wor­ship cen­ters are to be kept clear and reg­u­larly checked for for­eign or sus­pi­cious ob­jects, he said.

Mba fur­ther said wor­ship­pers are equally ad­vised to re­frain from en­ter­ing the wor­ship cen­ters with hand bags, brief-cases and other re­lated items.

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