The Bauchi state police command says intelligence reports at its disposal indicate that some undesirable elements plan to abduct underage children for recruitment for terrorist activities.
Abdulrahman Ahmed, spokesman of the command, disclosed this in a statement made available to NAN in Bauchi on Wednesday.
Ahmed said the group specifically planned to abduct school children going to or returning from schools.
“The group has perfected the plan to abduct school children to recruit and indoctrinate them for terrorist activities,” he said.
“Against, this backdrop, the command urges members of the general public to be security-conscious of their physical and social environment.
“Specifically, the public should pay attention to persons and objects particularly at schools, motor parks, shopping mall, markets, filling stations and places of worship.”
Ahmed urged members of the public to report suspicious persons or objects in their neighborhood to the nearest police station for prompt response.
He reiterated the commitment of the command to providing safe and secure environment for the people.