FCT perm sec tasks residents on vigilance
Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Permanent Secretary John Obinna Chukwu has charged residents of the territory to take note of newcomers in their midst.
Speaking during an emergency security meeting following last weekend’s multiple bomb attacks in Kuje and Nyanya, Chukwu urged residents to be security conscious, vigilant and report any suspicious person(s) or movement(s) to nearby security agents.
The Permanent Secretary remarked that it is only normal for security agencies to take proactive measures against potential security breach in the FCT.
Chukwu called for intensified surveillance in and around the 8,000 square kilometers of the territory.
“Such intensified surveillance all over the place will ensure that we’re not taken unawares because the security of lives and property remains on the front burner for the government,” he said.
He called for continued collaboration, sharing of information and synergy amongst all the security outfits in the FCT.
He also directed the area council chairmen to resuscitate and strengthen their security committees while community leaders should strive to know new comers in their community.
The emergency meeting was attended by all the heads of military formations in the FCT; the FCT Police Commissioner; Director, Department State
of Security; FCT Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps; representatives of Customs, Immigration and Prisons.
Others were the FCT Directorate of Road Traffic Services; FCT Command of the NDLEA and FRSC; National Emergency Management Agency; FCT Emergency Management Department; SolicitorGeneral, FCT; Chairmen of Kuje Area Council and Abuja Municipal Area Council as well as other top officials of the FCT Administration.
A member of the House of the Representatives, representing Abuja south, Alhaji Zakari Angulu Dobi (4th left), at the scene of last Friday’s bomb blast in Kuje on Sunday.