Police have advised schools in Nigeria to install Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) to help fight crime.

The advice was issued in Niger State on Friday at a meeting with state government and owners of schools.

Talks at the meeting were focused on the need for installation of the monitoring device.

The spokesman for the police in the state,  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.

“If there are surveillance cameras, people would be afraid to commit crime and authorities could easily be informed even before a crime is 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,” he said.

He urged students to be vigilant and report any suspicious person to the appropriate authority.

This advise comes in the wake of recent kidnappings in Lagos state.