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Published On: Fri, Apr 18th, 2014

Easter celebrations: Police enjoins citizens to be safety-conscious

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By Joy Baba

Against the backdrop of recent security challenges in the country and the general preparation for the forthcoming Easter Celebrations, the Nigeria Police High Command has urged worshippers both at Juma’at and Church services to take adequate measures to reduce the number of vehicles around these hallowed worship centres, so as to make the task of keeping surveillance on the area easier.

This was contained in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Frank Mbah in Abuja, yesterday.

The statement said the police’ apex authority also advises that abandoned and disused vehicles should not be parked within or close to places of worship and residential areas and further highlights the need for vehicles parked overnight in those premises to be properly vetted and identified.

Mbah further said empty containers and other forms of receptacles (including dustbins) not in use should be properly disposed or stored far away from the reach of unauthorized persons.

He also said the Police High Command highlights the need for flower pots and flower edges around residential buildings, offices and worship centres to be kept clear and regularly checked for foreign or suspicious objects.

According to the statement, “The Police High Command also enjoins worshippers to make conscious effort to know fellow members of their congregation, as this will make it easier to know who is a stranger in their midst. It reiterates the need for worshippers to be security alert and report all suspicious characters and observations to the Police.

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