LAGOS – The Traders’ Rights Protection Initiative, a Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), said on Friday it has embarked on high level security sensitisation of markets across Lagos State.
The organisation’s announcement is contained in a statement by its National Coordinator, Comrade Christopher Okpala and Acting Secretary, Comrade Okey Enwuru.
The NGO said in the statement that the awareness campaign was to forestall any unwholesome acts in the markets.
It said that their action was informed by the explosion of another bomb near Nyanya Motor Park, in Abuja.
About 19 people were feared dead near Nyanya Motor Park incident on May 1, in Abuja when a car exploded along the ever-busy Abuja-Keffi Expressway.
About 75 people died earlier and hundreds wounded in the first bomb explosion that occurred on April 14 at the motor park.
It said that the monitoring and control team of the organisation commenced the campaign to enlighten traders on measures to adopt to prevent any incident.
The statement promised to take the campaign to residential places to caution people on the need to be more security conscious.
It also commiserated with the families of those affected in the April explosion as well as those involved in the May 1 incident.
“We pray the good Lord to grant repose to the souls of those who lost their lives in the blasts and to their love ones the fortitude to bear the loss,’’ it said.
It urged traders in all the markets across the nation to observe a minute silence on May 14 for the departed souls and pray for peace in the country.
The statement advised various market leaders to cooporate and to give necessary support to the organisation’s team when they visit. (NAN)