The Commissioner of Police, Kwara State Command, CP Tuesday Assayomo, has urged the leadership of religious bodies on the appropriateness of putting some security arrangements in their places of worship, including CCTV cameras.
Assayomo disclosed this during a security meeting with the command’s strategic security managers at the Police Officers Mess, Ilorin on Monday.
The CP also advised employers of private or local guards to complement those provided by the police.
He said the meeting was convened to review the existing security strategies in the state.
According to him, the command is not unaware of some security breaches in some states leading to the death of many citizens, the banning of Okada operations in some States, especially Lagos State, which has sent jitters in the spines of some people in Kwara.
“Owing to the proximity of Kwara state to Lagos State, people are nursing the fear that the banned Okada operators may head for Kwara State with all its attendants risks,” CP said.
The CP directed Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Command’s Tactical Units to intensify patrols in their Areas Of Responsibilities (AORs), intensify intelligence gathering and to also apply effective mobilization of vigilante groups, hunters and other local security apparatus in their AORs.
He also called on motorcycle and Tricycles Unions in Kwara to embark on adequate profiling of both existing and new members for easy identification and monitoring.