Bala: CCTV cam­eras not every­where in Abuja

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Min­is­ter Bala Mo­hammed has said that the Closed-Cir­cuit Tele­vi­sion (CCTV) cam­eras are not every­where yet in the ter­ri­tory.

He dis­closed this to State House cor­re­spon­dents yes­ter­day af­ter the Federal Ex­ec­u­tive Coun­cil (FEC) meet­ing chaired by Pres­i­dent Good­luck Jonathan.

He was speak­ing on the Mon­day’s bomb blast at Nyanya Mo­tor Park in Abuja which, he said, killed 75 per­sons and in­jured 171.

Money worth bil­lions of naira had re­port­edly been ex­pended on the in­stal­la­tion of the cam­eras in the FCT.

But the min­is­ter said yes­ter­day, “CCTV cam­eras are not in all the cor­ners of the Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory, but we will pro­vide it every­where”.

He said bomb de­tec­tors would be in­stalled at all mo­tor parks in Abuja to fore­stall ex­plo­sion, adding that the govern­ment would pro­vide ad­e­quate se­cu­rity at mar­kets, schools, and wor­ship places, among oth­ers.

Bala also dis­closed that the FCTA would bring in about 100 new buses to cush­ion the ef­fect of the in­ci­dent on the res­i­dents.

He also noted that 67 mo­tor cy­cles, 27 mass tran­sit buses and 14 mini buses were de­stroyed in the Nyanya ex­plo­sion.

Bala an­nounced that the Federal Cap­i­tal Ter­ri­tory Ad­min­is­tra­tion (FCTA) would foot the bills of those re­ceiv­ing treat­ments in var­i­ous hos­pi­tals.

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