LAGOS, (Xinhua) --
Security chiefs in Nigeria has placed all their
personnel on full alerts in the event of any emergency situation
during the yuletide season.
attacks in recent years have overshadowed the festive season in
the West African country, where a big bomb killed more than 40
Christians on Christmas Day in 2011 at St. Theresa Catholic
Church in Niger State.
Nigerian Army has called on people, who reside in the restive
northeast region, to be security vigilant and guard against
suicide bomb attack by Boko Haram insurgents.
Onyema Nwachukwu, a military spokesperson said it was imperative
for the people to be vigilant and monitor suspicious persons in
their communities, places of worship and other public places.
called on community and religious leaders to sensitize and
mobilize their people to be security conscious to prevent
police in northwest state of Kano, assured residents of the
state’s adequate security during the Christmas and New year
celebrations. Security personnel have been deployed to places of
worship, motor parks, markets, roads, shopping malls,
recreational centers and all public places to beef up security.
northeast Adamawa, the police and other security agencies in the
state also put in place measures to ensure hitch-free
rich state of Akwa Ibom, some 6,000 police personnel had been
deployed to provide security in the state during and after the
personnel were deployed to churches, relaxation centers,
financial institutions as well as markets and public buildings.
action was to forestall any breach of peace and order during the
celebrations, Bala Elkana, the state police spokesperson said.