Police Beefs Up Security Around Churches, Mosques


By Tosin Omoniyi

The Inspector General of Police, IGP, Solomon Arase has ordered the immediate deployment of enhanced security around churches and mosques around the nation.

He equally mandated state command commissioners of police to strengthen security around venues where Moslems break their fast in the evenings.



    In a press statement issued by deputy force spokesperson, Abayomi Shogunle, worshipers were advised to be vigilant, and to promptly report to the police any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment.

    The police in the statement also reiterated its determination to enforce the ban on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads and highways especially, road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups.

    In the same vein, the statement noted that unauthorized taxi parks and bus stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, in the Federal Capital City, FCT, is now prohibited.

    It added that 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 business area in the metropolis.

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