Kidnapping: Ogun CP tasks schools on installation of CCTV

By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta

Following the rampant kidnapping of school children in Nigeria, the Ogun state Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alamutu, has charged schools to install Closed-circuit television (CCTV) and erect perimeter fences.

The commissioner gave the charge during a security meeting held in Abeokuta.

Alamutu stressed that the security challenges facing the educational institutions have increased.

According to him, Nigeria has witnessed unfortunate incidents in some States of the Federation where peace and harmony have been disrupted in some schools due to the extremist tendencies of some misguided persons.

The CP said IGP Olukayode Egbetokun has spearheaded the safe school initiative across all Police Commands, adding “to nurture, not only the mental wellbeing of our dear pupils from primary, secondary schools, but also to take stiffer measures in safeguarding their day to day safety during learning hours.”

“Ensure that access to the school premises is strictly controlled and regulated. This includes implementing security perimeter fencing, installing CCTV Cameras at strategic locations, and designating specific entry and exit points. Develop a system for visitor registration and require proper identification for all non-students visitors entering the premises”, said the CP.

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