Nigerian Police Ban Street Hawking, increase security at worship places in Abuja

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The Inspector-General of Police (IG) Solomon Arase, has mandated state Command Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all mosques, churches and other worship centres across the country.

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

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

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

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He added that in the same vein, unauthorised taxi parks and bus stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja is now 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

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