Damaturu - The Yobe Police Command on
Wednesday said it had intensified public engagement among youths in the state
to curb the wanton use of teenagers as suicide bombers.
Toyin Gbadegeshin, the command’s spokesman, told the News
Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Damaturu that the command had engaged students, youth
groups and artisans to appreciate the sanctity and respect for human lives.
"We are now working on other vulnerable groups for
discussions on how to protect them from being used as suicide bombers and as
agents of other nefarious activities," he said.
"The Operation Know Your Nieghbour" campaign
launched by the state command had yielded positive results in monitoring of
activities in the neighborhoods.
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"The command is glad with the response from residents
on the Operation Know Your Neighbour scheme which has contributed positively to
intelligence gathering of the command," he said.
He said the command had also reviewed it's security strategy
to improve on more proactive approach in the fight against insurgency and other
The police spokesman solicited for improved cooperation with
early provision of useful information to save lives and property across the
Toying commended law abiding citizens for their cooperation,
assuring that the police would continue to ensure security of lives and property.