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Security: FCTA calls for cooperation of residents

Sep, 2021 | By Anthony Ogunleye | ||

Residents of Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have been called upon to be vigilant and communicate with one another and security agencies all suspicious people or activities within their vicinity to safeguard lives and property across the Territory. The call was made by FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu who briefed the press following the monthly FCT Security Committee meeting chaired by FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, recently.

In the words of Dr Aliyu, “security is a collective responsibility, so we must communicate when we see those we consider as unknown faces around our areas, especially with what we are seeing or hearing across the country.” She, however, assured residents of the Territory of the safety of their lives and property as the security agencies were very alert to their responsibilities, stressing that “we are reassuring the FCT residents that the city is safe and the environment is also good with ease of doing business.”

“But by and large, the security apparatus in FCT is very much awake and the information gathering network is very much active,” she added. On the issue of kidnappings, she revealed that while the crime has indeed reduced in many parts of the Territory, this has not been the case in a few others. She, however, assured that the security agencies were working hard to curb the crime in those areas.

Also speaking, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, who was attending the meeting for the first time since his appointment earlier last month, also called for the cooperation of residents through giving of timely and accurate information to the police while assuring them of security and safety.

Present at the meeting were the Chief of Staff to the Minister of FCT, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu; the Acting Executive Secretary, FCDA, Tpl. Zaliha'u Ahmed; the Onah of Abaji, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yususa; Area Council Chairmen as well as heads of the various military and para- military agencies in FCT.

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