Insurgents capitalised on security lapse – Police
Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Suleiman Abba has blamed poor utilization of security logistics at the Nyanya Motor Park which resulted in the bombing that killed scores last Monday.
AIG Abba in charge of the Zone 7 Police Command said this yesterday while addressing newsmen.
He said: “the logistics to prevent the vehicle from entering that place were there. Am sure if you visit the place again you will see that it is properly fenced with a very well-fortified gate. Perhaps the utilization was poor and the enemies of progress capitalized on it.
AIG Abba also hinted that security agencies were closing in on the perpetrators of the bombing but declined to give details of the investigation.
He expressed disappointment that the number plate of the vehicle used for the bombing was already a matter of public discourse.
The police chief said the toll free numbers were still working and urged members of the public to always call the emergency number 112 to be linked to the police or the FCT police control room number 08032003913 which he described as reliable.
Commenting on the Close Circuit Television (CCTV) Surveillance System being installed in Abuja, he said a majority of the CCTV are working but said “the only problem is that the job has not been completed and installation is ongoing.”
From left: All Progressives Congress governors, Rochas Okorocha of Imo, Umaru Al-Makura of Nasarawa, Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun (behind), Kayode Fayemi of Ekiti and Abdulfatah Ahmed of Kwara, during their visits to victims of the Abuja blast at National Hospital in Abuja yesterday.