Insecurity: Abuja Wuse Market management plans to automate gates

Mr. Suleiman said the project became necessary in view of frequent attacks on public places by the insurgents.

The management of Wuse Market, Abuja’s biggest market, is to install automated gates as part of measures to checkmate persons or vehicles laden with explosives from entering the market.

The Manager of Wuse Market, Ibrahim Suleiman, made this plan known to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

Mr. Suleiman said the project became necessary in view of frequent attacks on public places by the insurgents.

“We have this under-car mirror, and we are trying to automate the gate,” he said.

“This automation will be done in such a way that any vehicle coming into the market will have its identity checked, the type of vehicle, and the number plate.

“Even the driver of the vehicle will be captured by the machine which will be installed at the gate.”

According to him, with such devices, it is easier to detect suspicious movement within the market’s premises.

The manager explained that the move was to ensure that the market was safe and secure for traders and buyers.

Mr. Suleiman stressed the need to provide sophisticated equipment to secure the markets in the Federal Capital Territory.

He, therefore, appealed to the FCT Administration and the Federal Government to assist the managements of the major markets with the necessary equipment to secure lives of citizens in public places.

”  The stakeholders here met and fortified all the porous areas through which people can access the market from other buildings close to the perimeter fence.

“We went there with all the security operatives to sensitise them on the need to check movement of people who don’t have business in their premises,” he added.



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