The 6pm – 6am curfew imposed in Bwari Town as a result of the Christmas day crisis in the town has been relaxed to 10pm to 5am. This is as a result of visible signs of return of normalcy to the area. The Minster, Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello made this declaration after a security review meeting on the situation on ground in the town.
The Secretary, Area Councils Services Secretariat, Malam Adamu Bappah, who chaired the meeting on behalf of the FCT Minister, commended all the security operatives and stakeholders for their efforts in working towards the restoration of peace in the town.
Malam Bello appealed to residents, community leaders and faith-based organizations to work towards the final return of peace to the town, as it is only then would peace and development come to the community. He called on all the residents to be alert to their neighbourhoods and to report all suspicious movements to the security agencies. He praised the residents for being law abiding and supportive of the efforts of the Administration to ensure that normalcy returned to the town
Speaking to newsmen at the end of the meeting the Bwari Area Council Chairman, Hon. Musa Diko, stressed that the security agencies would intensify joint patrols in the various neighbourhoods and contiguous border towns as well as synergize and share information with their colleagues in Niger, Kaduna and Nasarawa states.
The various security agencies such as the Guards Brigade, the Police, Department of State Security and the National Security and Civil Defence Corps indicated that their men are on ground and prepared to deal with any situation likely to lead to a breach of peace.
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