The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Security Committee rose from its quarterly meeting, with a resolution to stem the rising tide of kidnappings in the outskirts of the Territory. Others include heightened surveillance against insurgency and determination to fight minor crimes.
Briefing newsmen at the conclusion of the meeting which took place at the conference chambers of the FCT Minister’s residence, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, disclosed that the FCT Security agencies have been mandated to strengthen joint patrols and to undertake other measures designed to curb these negative developments.
The Minister assured that all areas identified to be harbouring criminal elements especially around the Mogadishu Cantonment in Asokoro, Kugbo and other flash points in the Territory, would be evacuated.
He, however, promised that the Administration would precede all evacuations efforts with enough notices, publicity and stakeholder engagements as well as to adopt the multi-stakeholder approach to checking these menaces.
The Committee noted that even though FCT has remained largely peaceful, the increase in small crimes have remained a source of worry. The Ministry however assured that the Administration is working hard to eliminate them.
The Minister expressed the gratitude of the Administration to all the security agencies as well as the FCT residents for their support and contributions to the maintenance of peace in the FCT.
He urged the residents to cooperate with the Administration in its efforts to ensure the security of life and property in the Territory.
Chief Press Secretary