In­sur­gents cap­i­talised on se­cu­rity lapse – Po­lice

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Ron­ald Mu­tum

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.”

PHOTO: MACJOHN AKANDE

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Nigeria

© PressReader. All rights reserved.