Niger State Commissioner of Police, CP Shawulu Danmamman has called on religious bodies in the state to be security conscious and ensure they’re-beef up security in their places of worship.
He made the call on Friday when the Chairman of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Niger state chapter, Most Rev. Dr. Bulus Dauwa Yohanna, and his executive members paid him a courtesy visit at the Commands headquarters in Minna.
The Commissioner of Police while disclosing that there is relative peace as a result of the government’s effort and the tireless work of the security agencies urged churches to take the issue of security very seriously.
Accordingly, he said “We must remain vigilant and very sensitive because of the challenges even though we are enjoying relative peace in Niger state.
“We know that places of worship are places of interest for criminals; we must not be carried away by the seeming peace we are currently enjoying. There is a need to be proactive. I encourage all religious bodies to go back to the use of gadgets like metal detectors and scanners because they to an extent guarantee safety.”
While calling for more prayers for officers and men of the Force, he advised that all houses, places of worship, and businesses should henceforth have security lights in their premises so that they can be lit up, especially at night.
Earlier, the state CAN Chairman who is also the Bishop of Kontagora Diocese assured the COMPOL of strengthened collaboration adding that, “we will continue to pray for the police so that we will continue to enjoy relative peace”.