Football lovers in Plateau state will have to get their own cable systems if they want to watch the 2014 World Cup.
This is after the state police banned public viewing centres for safety reasons.
In a press release signed by the Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Dominic Esin, the precautionary measure was aimed at forestalling warnings of impending attacks on viewing centres by any person or group of persons and to secure an atmosphere of peace and security in the state.
The statement further advised football fans to stay away from such viewing centres and watch all the matches of the World Cup in their respective homes as any violation of the order would be met with prosecution.
Earlier in June, a bomb blast targeting football fans at a viewing centre in Mubi in Adamawa State, northeast Nigeria had killed several people.