Following the recent bombings in some parts of Northern States, the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase has placed a ban on street hawking and mandated States Commissioners of Police to strengthen security at all Mosques, Churches and other worship centers across the country.
A statement on Monday by Deputy Force PRO, CSP Abayomi Shogunle, noted that adequate security had also been ordered for venues where Muslims break-fast in the evenings.
Worshipers were advised to be vigilant, and promptly report to the Police any suspicious persons or substance found in or around their environment.
Similarly, a ban has been placed on street hawking and all forms of trading on Abuja roads/Highways especially road intersections, traffic light points and traffic hold-ups, while unauthorized Taxi Parks and Bus Stops formed around the Federal Secretariat, Abuja is now prohibited.
“Only bus and taxis painted in authorized commercial colours would be allowed to operate at designated taxi parks and bus stops in and around the Central Area, Abuja,” it added.
“Violators would be apprehended and prosecuted as Police Units have been directed to enforce the relevant laws in this regards”.