Amid the spate of abductions and attacks on schools in the country, the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has assured that it is working with the federal government and all stakeholders to ensure that schools are safe across the country.
Force public relations officer, CP Frank Mba, told reporters yesterday in Abuja that the police have taken measures to strengthen the security around schools nationwide.-Advertisement-
“We are also actively investigating all past cases of kidnapping in schools with a view to arresting and bringing the perpetrators to book. This will help in bringing succour to the victims of the crimes and dealing with the impunity associated with such crimes”, Mba said.
He also said the police are also actively investigating all past cases of kidnapping in schools with a view to arresting and bringing the perpetrators to book.
He noted that this would help in bringing succour to the victims of the crimes and deal with the impunity associated with such crimes.
He said, “We are working with the federal government and other stakeholders to implement and actualise the ‘Safe School Initiative’ programme.
“We are advising, encouraging and working with state governments to implement measures that would help in reducing the vulnerability of schools to attacks and making them harder targets for bandits. Such measures include provision of perimeter fencing around schools, adequate lighting, security alarm system, among others.
“We are taking advantage of our community policing programme to mobilise host communities where these schools are situated to collaborate with law enforcement agencies in providing real-time surveillance for these schools.
“We are implementing high visibility policing patrol system around schools across the country by deploying more personnel and assets for both foot and motorised patrols.
“We are also deploying a huge number of undercover operatives for surveillance and intelligence gathering around vulnerable schools.
“We are also making arrangements to organise ad-hoc training and workshops on basic security awareness and survival skills for students and staff of schools in vulnerable locations.”