April 9, 2017 – Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists & Militants Now Working As Domestic Staff & Security Guards To Gather Information – Lagos CP Warms
Security experts have warned that suspected terrorists fleeing from the North East have infiltrated major cities in the country and enrolling as domestic staff.
This followed the alarm raised recently by Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Fatai Owoseni, that many city residents are inadvertently employing fleeing Boko Haram suspects and run-away militants as domestic guards to secure their homes and properties.
He said the Police had observed that criminal cases perpetrated by domestic helps were on the increase and advised residents to not only exercise caution when employing domestic workers, but also allow proper profiling of their domestic employees by the Police, especially guards and drivers.
The Police boss warned estate managers as well as private guards to stop denying policemen on patrol duty access into the premises they guard.
“Criminal elements and suspected militants/kidnappers have found themselves enlisted into services of private security companies where they choose the estates they want to go and work”, he alleged.
The alert has triggered reactions from security experts who observed that cases of criminality perpetrated by domestic helps were on the increase, especially in respect of drivers fleeing with their employers’ vehicles.
One of them, Akintola Badmus, said most Nigerians are unaware of the profile of those they hire as domestic guards.
A security expert, Mr Okechukwu Sunday told our reporter that some of the domestic guards pose security risk, as they now monitor their employers and the environment and then give information to their cohorts outside.
Also, a retired police commissioner, Joseph Attah warned Nigerians to be circumspect in employing domestic workers and allow proper profiling of their domestic employees by the police.