The Anti-Bomb squad of the Lagos Police Command says it only deploys its men to protect churches and mosques based on request by such organisations.
The spokesman for the command, Moronfolu Gbolahan, made the clarification in Lagos on Tuesday.
He said the command was providing protection to religious organisations, particularly in the northern part of the country based “on special requests.”
“We don’t have security challenges in the southern part as we have in the northern part. That is the reason our men are not seen everywhere here.
“We guard almost every religious centre in some states in the north on Fridays and Sundays. Of course, it is not possible to reach all religious centres at the same time,” he said.
Mr. Gbolahan urged members of the public to be vigilant, especially at their worship centres for improved security.
“Every religious organisation should have internal security arrangement to complement the efforts of security agents,” he said.
He said the unit was training more personnel to strengthen its manpower.