The Jigawa State Police Command has warned religious leaders to adopt more security measures at their various worship centres.
Commissioner of Police, Jigawa State Command, CP Effiom Emmanuel Ekot, made the call on Friday in a meeting with religious leaders at the State Headquarters, Dutse.
He said the meetings are to caution the religious leaders to alert their followers to be security-conscious at their places of worship.
He urged them to report any suspicious faces or movement of an individual or group of people to the nearest security outfits for prompt action.
According to him, “the aim is to discuss some sensitive security challenges at Command’s disposal.”
DAILY POST reported that an unknown device exploded in Dutse, the state capital, and injured one person.
CP Effiiom said the command would implement preventative measures at places of worship, such as the use of metal detectors to screen worshippers, particularly during Juma’ah/Eid prayer and church services.
He also urged the people of the state to keep praying for the state and the country to continue enjoying peace.
The Muslims and Christian scholars, however, promised to ensure harmony and unity in the state.
The Jigawa State Council of Ulama’u, Jama’atu Nasrul Ismal (JNI), Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Izalatul Bidiah Wa’ikamatus Sunnah (JIBWIS KD/JOS), Munazzamatu Fityanul Islam (Tijjaniyyah), Darikatul Qadiriyyah and Members of the Command’s Management Team were at the meeting.