Police advise schools to introduce CCTV to check crime

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The police in Niger on Friday advised the state government and owners of schools to introduce the use of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) to monitor criminal activities.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mr Bala Elkanah, gave the advice during sensitisation campaign by the state’s Child Rights Protection Agency in Minna.

Elkanah said that having surveillance cameras in schools would assist the authorities
to detect crimes and abuses against children.

He added that “if there are surveillance cameras, people would be afraid to commit crime and authorities could easily be informed even before a crime was committed.

“The basic right of children is to live in a safe and peaceful environment and as a security agency, we will continue to protect children from all forms of abuses.”

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