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Let’s unite against terrorism, says IGP

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Abubakar

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has urged Nigerians to maintain a united front against the evil of terrorism in the country.

The IGP said that the unfortunate incident at the Nyanya Park called for a united action of the people against the enemies of the country.

The IGP’s comments were contained in an electronic mail on Tuesday, signed the Force Public Relations Officer, Mr. Frank Mbah.

Abubakar advised the citizenry to ignore political, religious and sectional differences and to give the expected support to security agencies in the critical campaign against insurgency.

He said that the security agencies were adopting ‘stronger measures to review current security strategies and strengthen the safety of all parts of the country.’

Meanehile, as a fallout of the grisly bomb attack on the Nyanya Motor Park, which culminated in the death of 89 people and 257 injured, filling stations have taken the proactive steps to prevent long queues within their premises.

Our correspondent observed that some of the filling stations selling petroleum products in Abuja have decided to restrict the number of vehicles in stations to one car per pump.

Already, most of the Total filling stations, the NNPC Mega Station, along the Abuja/Kubwa/Kaduna Expressway, the Oando filling Station, Kubwa, and others filling stations, have all taken measures to reduce overcrowding at the stations.

At the Total Filling Station, directly opposite the NNPC Corporate Headquarters at the Central Area, an attendant said that the NNPC wrote the management directing that the security measure be adopted.

The source said that the NNPC authorities instructed that the mangers of the stations should not allowed crowding of vehicle but should allow the presence of a car to a pump.

“It is NNPC’s instruction. But is it not good? They said it is a security measure; they wrote us as soon as that the Nyanya bomb blast occurred. They instructed us not to allow more than a vehicle to a pump,” he said.

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