Leadership (Abuja)

16 April 2014

Nigeria: Abuja Bombing - Security Beefed Up in Kaduna, Taraba

Following the bomb blast that killed several persons in Nyanya near Abuja on Monday, security has been beefed up in Kaduna.

This is just as more security checkpoints have been mounted, while most vehicles are subjected to stop and search.

Although the check points have resulted to traffic jams at some places, vehicle owners and passengers who spoke to our correspondent said, it was okay by them as long as it is meant to safeguard their lives.

Most of the check points seen were mounted by armed security personnel of the Nigerian Army and men of the police force.

When contacted, Kaduna State police public relations officer (PPRO), SP Aminu Lawan said the security agencies was not going to take chances and give room for any lapses, hence the beefing up of the security.

According to him, the state police commissioner, Umar Shehu has ordered all the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the 23 local government areas to intensify surveillance at all the nooks and crannies of the state.

"Our men are already on patrol on major streets across the entire state to create security awareness.

"We however call on the people of the state to be more vigilant in their respective domain and report promptly any suspected movement of persons or vehicles to the security personnel for prompt action," he said.

Meanwhile, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has disclosed that it has beefed up security in Taraba State to forestall the influx of insurgents from neighbouring states.

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