Police to increase security at sites of worship
from AUGUSTINE OSAYANDE in Abuja, Nigeria
Nigeria Bureau Chief
ABUJA, (CAJ News) – THE Nigerian Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, has urged for security to be tightened at places of worship across the country in the wake of rising terror.
A ban on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads and highways has also been effected.
The ban has been effected especially on road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups.
Abayomi Shogunle, Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters Abuja, disclosed the restrictions.
He said unauthorized taxi parks and bus stops especially around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja were now prohibited.
“Only bus and taxis painted in authorized commercial colours would be allowed to operate at designated taxi parks and bus stops in and around the Central Area, Abuja,” he said.
The official warned violators would be apprehended and prosecuted as Police Units had been directed to enforce the relevant laws in this regard.
Shogunle added that the IGP also mandated State Command Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all mosques, churches and other worship centers across the country.
He said adequate security had also been ordered for venues where Moslems break-fast in the evenings.
“Worshipers are advised to be vigilant, and promptly report to the Police any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment,” Shogunle said.
Boko Haram sect members have recen$ty been targetting places of worship to carry out deadly attacks.
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