Thursday, June 12, 2014 1:31 pm
Enugu – The Police in Enugu on Thursday, said it had increased surveillance on viewing centres across the state, following the start of the Brazil 2014 World Cup.
DSP Ebere Amaraizu, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.
He said that the increased surveillance was to discourage any acts of terrorism or violence that might erupt in the course of the Mundial.
Amaraizu noted that the security challenges in the country had made it necessary to partner with operators of viewing centres, to ensure the safety of football fans.
“Enugu has always been peaceful, but we want operators of the centres, to be security conscious and know the type of people they admit into such centres.
“We had as a prelude, distributed our counter-terrorism pamphlets containing security tips to viewing centres, churches and other important public places,” he said.
Amaraizu said that the issue of security of such centres was not the exclusive preserve of the operators and the police.
“Even the fans should be at alert to determine the type of people sitting close to them.
“People of questionable character should be reported to us promptly through our phone number: 08032003702.
“We have already stationed our patrol teams in some strategic locations with a view to counter and discourage any act of violence.
“The state is safe and will continue to be safe for people,” Amaraizu said.