Abuja - The Lagos State Government has called
for more security vigilance in churches and mosques to prevent attacks by
The state government said the measure was necessary amid
renewed attacks by the Boko Haram sect on religious institutions.
The State Commissioner for Ministry of Home Affairs,
Abudul Hakeem Abdul Lateef, made the call during a meeting with religious
The event was part of efforts by the present
administration to improve security consciousness of all residents.
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Lateef implored the religious leaders to embrace the use
of metal detectors in their various places of worship for checking every
individual before they are allowed into churches and mosques.
This is especially necessary during Sunday worship and
Friday Jumat prayers.
Lateef reiterated the support of the present administration
towards ensuring equity and fairness in dealings with religious groups.
"The State Government believes there cannot
be peaceful co-existence among people of different religions without
justice," said the official.
- CAJ News