Zubairu said that the security challenges facing the country would be minimised if people were more alert.
“People attending religious functions should be conscious of happenings around them. They must all be watchful and observe their environment,” the Commissioner, Alhaji Muazu Zubairu, said in Minna.
He gave the advice in an interview with the News agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Zubairu said that the security challenges facing the country would be minimised if people were more alert, saying that more security consciousness at public functions would forestall many unpleasant occurrences.
He said that extra security measures had been taken to guarantee the safety of lives and property during and after the Ramadan period, but declined further details.
“We don’t want to be taken unawares; we have adopted proactive security measures to deal with any unforeseen circumstances,” he said.
The police officer urged Niger residents to use the Holy month to pray for peace, progress and economic development of Nigeria.
Zubairu advised members of the public to assist the force with information to track down criminals in Niger,” he said.