Terror Attacks: Police Ban Hawking, Step Up Security At Worship Centres

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The Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, has mandated Commissioners of Police in the states to strengthen security at all mosques, churches and other worship centres due to recent terror attacks across the country.

Arase also ordered that adequate security be put in place at venues where Muslims break their fast in the evenings.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abayomi Shogunle, the Police placed a ban on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads/highways especially road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups.

Similarly, unauthorised taxi parks and bus stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja have also been prohibited.

“Only bus and taxis painted in authorised commercial colours would be allowed to operate at designated taxi parks and bus stops in and around the Central Area, Abuja. Violators would be apprehended and prosecuted as police units have been directed to enforce the relevant laws in this regards,” the statement added.

Arase advised worshipers to be vigilant and report any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment too the police promptly.


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