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FCT management ensures residents are safe

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The Federal Capital Territory Executive Committee reassured the inhabitants of the territory about their safety, insisting that adequate security arrangements have been put in place to maintain public order in the region.

In a statement released in Abuja on Monday, FCT Director of Information and Communication, Muhammad Sule, said the executive committee gave the assurance during its 12th meeting in Gwarinpa I district, Abuja.

He said the meeting was chaired by FCT Permanent Secretary Olusade Adesola, who represented FCT Minister Muhammad Bello.

Also present were the chief of staff of the FCT minister, Bashir Mai-Borno and the secretaries of the mandates secretariats, among others.

Mr. Sule said that all necessary arrangements have been made by the government in collaboration with security agencies to protect the lives and property of all residents.

The statement said that the advisories issued by some diplomatic missions to their nationals living in Nigeria have generated tension, fear and panic among the people of Abuja.

He said security agencies are combing the nooks and crannies of the FCT to fish out criminals and others wishing to truncate the territory’s peace and quiet.

“Even prior to the issuance of the notices (by diplomatic missions), Nigerian security agencies maintained and intensified surveillance within the FCT to ward off any security breaches,” the statement said.

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Mr. Sule explained that the purchase and distribution of 60 operational vehicles, equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to security agencies by the FCT administration, was strategically done to help and improve their performance.


The FCT Minister, Mr. Bello, earlier convened an emergency security meeting where issues regarding security alerts issued by some diplomatic missions in Abuja to their citizens were discussed and action is taken to prevent the breakdown of the peace.

“The meeting, however, urged residents to cooperate at all times with security agencies by voluntarily providing helpful and timely information that will help nip any form of crime in the bud,” the statement said.

The statement said the FCT Safety Committee has implored residents to install Closed Circuit Televisions (CCTVs) to complement the government’s ongoing efforts to address the prevailing safety challenges in the country, in line with advice from the Council. of national security.

“The facility will undoubtedly enhance surveillance and deter criminal activity around the FCT,” the statement said.

He noted that the first phase of the joint security operation of the G-7, being states contiguous to the FCT, has recorded remarkable success, especially with the arrest of bandits and the rescue of kidnapped victims.

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