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Police deploys anti-bomb officers to Ports

04 February 2015, 11:25

Lagos - Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Western Ports Command, says the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) has deployed anti-bomb officers to all terminals to ensure safety.

Ibifuro-Harrison made the disclosure in Lagos on Tuesday.

She said that all terminals at the Western Ports Command were secured, adding that the police had been collaborating with all security agencies at the ports.

"I can assure you that all terminals at the Western Ports Police Command are secured.

"The police are working with all of the security agencies at the ports.

"The NPA (Nigerian Ports Authority) security; the customs has its own arm of security; the terminals themselves have their own in-house security and we are working with all stakeholders.

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"To ensure that the Western Police Command is very secured and all terminals are secured for commercial and business activities to thrive, the anti-bomb men are all over the place; they’ve been posted to all the terminals; they are at the gates.

"They have metal detectors and other equipment, with which they’ve been working to ensure that we do not have any untoward event around the ports.''

She said that the service would train and retrain officers to refresh their memory and enhance the performance of their duties.

Ibifuro-Harrison said that 600 officers of the command would undergo training.


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