Ramadan: Police Urges Heightened Public Vigilance In Kano

kano-stateThe Kano State Police Command has promised adequate security to the people of Kano State to ensure peaceful conduct and protection of life and property across the state throughout the period of Ramadan and beyond.

The police’s re-assurance of adequate security came on the heels of suspected Boko Haram attacks in Chad, Cameroon and some parts of Nigeria’s northeast in recent days.

A statement issued on Friday by the state’s Police Public Relations Officer, Magaji Musa Majia, stated that measures have been put in place to tackle the new trends of criminal activities and other social vices.

The statement said, “Mosque Security Committees are expected to liaise with the DPOs in their areas to ensure provision of effective security during Tafsir or any form of worship throughout the Ramadan period and beyond. They should as well adopt measures such as searching, barricading, and flow of useful and timely information to safeguard worshippers and worship places.

“Warning to person or persons delivering sermons, lectures or preaching against the use of provocative and inciting languages as the Command is monitoring all activities in our places of worship and will swiftly act accordingly when the need arise.

“People leaving their homes for Mosque or worship places should make sure that they lock all their doors and windows or assign a watchman to deter undesirable elements who seize the chance to carry out nefarious acts during worship or immediately during breaking of fast”.

The state police command also urged communities to organize vigilant groups that would complement security agencies’ efforts while bank customers were advised to be vigilant when depositing or withdrawing cash so as to “checkmate the syndicate who specializes in tricking and stealing of money from unsuspecting members of the public and sometimes by the use of force, intimidation or threat.

“Motor vehicle, taxi drivers and tricycle operators are advised to avoid accepting food items or soft drinks from passengers or passengers from drivers to avoid falling victims of one chance syndicate or kidnappers”, police added.