Easter: Police beef up security
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.