The Nigeria Police has on Monday, 2 June, commenced an extensive counter-terrorism campaign nationwide, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, said in a statement issued today.
Nigeria’s police spokesman Frank Mba at a press conference on the search for kidnapped schoolgirls, May 19, 2014. Credit: USnews.com
The action implies a massive distribution of information, education and communication (IEC) materials across all strata of the society. The IEC materials are factsheets containing distress call numbers of the Police, the Department of State Services (DSS), and the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA). The factsheets have been translated into major Nigerian languages, Mba said.
The ultimate aim of the exercise is to educate the public on their basic roles in the fight against terrorism and how to identify terrorists’ subterfuge and other known modus operandi of criminals.
“This is expected to help in protecting citizens from falling victim to crime, thereby improving overall sense of communal safety,” Mba exlained.
The campaign will last “until every citizen of Nigeria is well informed of their responsibilities in this age of terrorism”, reads the announcement at the website of the Ministry of Information.
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