The transport companies in Abuja, particularly those in the Utako District, have been charged by the police to install bomb detectors in their respective parks to prevent possible terror attacks by insurgents.
Speaking yesterday in Abuja, shortly after he was inducted as a member of the Rotary Club of Abuja, Utako Division, the Divisional Police Officer incharge of Utako Division, CSP Usman Umar, called on the transport companies to also man their exits and entrance gates, saying this would check insecurity in the city.
CSP Umar, who was the Guest Speaker at the event, said every transport company should have a security person who will search persons and vehicles coming into their packs.
The Utako Police boss also advised the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) to regulate the reckless use of the district for loading and discharging of commuters, saying there should be a permanent location for the companies who operate with temporary permits.
He argued that security, even in developed countries, is not left in the hands of government alone, charging the private sector and corporate organisations to procure functional CCTV to help boost security in their establishments.
He charged residents of Utako to know their next door neighbours, what they do for a living, when they come back and leave for work, saying being suspicious of everything is the sure way to tackle terrorism in Nigeria.
Speaking earlier, the President of the Utako Division of the Rotary Club, Oke Epia, said the objective of the club was to encourage and foster the ideal of service as a basis of worthy enterprise.
He said this will also improve high ethical standards in business and professions; the recognition of the worthiness of all useful occupations and the dignifying of each Rotarian’s occupation as an opportunity to serve the society.
Highlights of the event were the presentation of the Four Way Test to the Utako Police DPO, and his cresting to formally induct him as a member of the Utako division of the Abuja Rotary Club.