Police ask banks to acquire armoured personnel carriers

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The acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar  Thursday met with managing directors of banks operating in the country and discussed security arrangements for the banks across all the states of the federation.

The meeting, which was attended by a large number of bank executives, proffered solution to security challenges of the banks especially in states where banks have closed down operations for fear of attack by armed robbers.

A communique issued at the end of the meeting agreed on several issues expected to help the banks solve their security challenges.

A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olusola Amore, said the meeting resolved as follows.

“That a standard document be issued from the IGP’s office to standardize the way specie escorts are carried out. 

“Also the police and the banks at state and LGA levels should build synergy and hold regular meetings to review security arrangements.

“That there is a need for all banks to have functional CCTVs and their servers and monitors be properly protected in a control room to be manned by security experts.    

“That Police Command in the States and FCT should create special units for bank protection and to be equipped by the banks.”

Police similarly directed banks to acquire Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) for specie escort and patrols particularly where there are clusters of banks.

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