FCT perm sec tasks res­i­dents on vig­i­lance

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS - By Ben Atonko

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.

PHOTO: Abubakar Sadiq Isah

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.

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