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Insecurity:  ... Calls for effective collaboration amongst security agencies

2nd Dec, 2019 | By Anthony Ogunleye | ||

Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has called for more collaboration amongst security agencies to tackle insecurity in the Territory. It also charged security operatives in the Territory to double up efforts towards safeguarding lives and property.

These were fall-outs of the FCT Security Committee meeting chaired by the FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu. Dr. Aliyu, who expressed the FCT Administration (FCTA)'s dissatisfaction with the recent security challenges in the Territory, including the kidnap of a traditional ruler in Rubochi, however, assured residents that the Administration was intensifying measures to ensure security of lives and property throughout FCT.

She stressed the need for more information-sharing among the security operatives as a way to check criminals and criminality in the Territory. Speaking after the meeting, the Director, FCT Department of Security Services, Malam Adamu Gwary, restated FCTA's determination to ensure the safety of all residents of the Territory irrespective of who they are and where they reside, adding that the Minister of State has directed the six Area Council Chairmen to hold regular peace and security meetings.

Malam Gwary said the outcome of such meetings will be a major component for the planning and implementation of strategies by his department in meeting the security challenges in the Territory. Urging residents to share relevant information with security operatives, he said: "It is important that whenever you see something that is not in tune with your environment, it is expected that you report such to the relevant security agency.

The FCT Call Centre is a platform where the identity of the informer is safeguarded, so they can rely on such window to communicate and inform the FCTA of any development that is happening within their environment." On the issue of the notorious 'one chance' operations in parts of the Territory, the Director said that already plans are in motion by the FCTA Transportation Secretariat to phase out unregistered taxis which, he said, were the main culprits in the nefarious operations.

He disclosed that with the restriction on commercial tricycle operation, crime rate is expected to reduce, adding that phasing out unregistered taxis will eventually eliminate incidents of 'one chance'. Speaking on the efforts being made to rescue the traditional ruler of Rubochi, Gwary revealed that security agencies were working hard to ensure his rescue, adding that he was confident the community leader will be returned to his family hale and hearty.

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Malam Bello made the pledge when he received a delegation of the FCT Sharia Court of Appeal led by the Grand Khadi, Justice Ibrahim Rufa'i Imam who was on a courtesy visit to FCTA.

Minister of State, FCT, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, made the clarion call and promised to reward such corps members who distinguish themselves during the one-year mandatory service..


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