Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Bomb Detectors Installed At Lagos Motor Parks

Bomb and metal detectors are being installed at public motor parks in Lagos State for screening of vehicles going into the parks.

Passengers using any of the public motor parks, especially those for inter-state travels, will also have their luggage screened.

The state Chairman, National Union of Road Transport Union, Mr. Tajudeen Agbede, made the disclosures on Monday at a press conference in Lagos at the presentation of members of a new task force raised by the union.

This is coming some seven weeks after 20 people were killed when bombs exploded at a luxury bus park in Sabon Gari area, Kano State. Luxury bus operators had also in a recent petition to the Presidency requested a 24-hour police protection at the Kano motor park and other parts of the country where they were operating.

Agbede said the security measures were taken to further protect the lives and property of passengers, drivers and other users of the motor parks in Lagos.He said the task force had been empowered to ensure strict compliance with the screening directives and other security arrangements.

He said, "They are to make sure that all vehicles entering the parks are screened with metal and bomb detectors already provided."They are also mandated to screen all bags and luggage to avoid any unpleasant situation."


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