NEWS AGENCY OF NIGERIA
30 April, 2014
The police say they have taken measures to beef up security at gateways to the country in preparation for the arrival of delegates to the forthcoming Economic Forum in Abuja.
The Force Public Relations Officer, CSP
Frank Mba, told the News Agency of
Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Wednesday
that security had also been beefed up at the proposed venue of the forum.Mba said that adequate security
arrangements had been made at the
designated hotels and guest houses
where the delegates would be
“We will ensure that the participants at the summit get the best in terms of security. “The first thing we have done is actually to strengthen the security at all the gateways to the nation. “This is predicated on the fact that the conference is an international summit and that a lot of dignitaries will be coming from outside Nigeria.
“These dignitaries will either come in through the international land borders or by air and they may come by the sea if they choose to,’’ he said. Mba said the police had already deployed adequate sniffer dogs and handlers to the airports with a directive to pay special attention to things that could pose insecurity. He listed those things to include;Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), drugs and other dangerous weapons.
“We are also strengthening security not only in Abuja but also in other capital cities where we know some of the visitors may want to visit. “Cities that can also act as transit points like Lagos, Port Harcourt and Kano, where
there are international airports.
“The police will be working with other security agencies like Department of State Services (DSS), the military and other law enforcement agencies, we are
comparing notes and sharing
intelligence,’’ he said.
Mba warned criminals, terrorists and all undesirable elements to stay clear of the FCT. “We just want to reassure Nigerians and members of the international community that we are equal to the task of providing security for the summit,’’ he said.
NAN reports that the World Economic
Summit is scheduled to hold in Abuja
between May 7 and May 9.