Nigeria: FCT Minister Declares Abuja Safe

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The wake of recent reports of increase in the kidnapping of people in the nation’s capital, Federal Capital Territory FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello has declared that the territory is safe but called on residents not to leave security matters to the law enforcement agencies alone.

The Minister says, this after a meeting of the FCT Security Committee which comprises of the heads of the police, military and para military services in the FCT as well as Area Council Chairmen and religious leaders.

Bello, said that, it is almost impossible for security agencies to be everywhere 100 percent, so every resident in a way is also a security officer. So, it is very important for residents to be vigilant, to be very conscious of their personal security.

Malam Bello who noted that in comparison with several cities around the world, FCT remains quite safe, however conceded that there were indeed two incidences of kidnappings over the past few weeks, adding both victims have been rescued.

The FCT Commissioner of Police Bala Ciroma disclosed that there will be more deployment of officers and men across the city to combat crime.

He revealed that they were also intensifying both vehicular and foot patrol to ensure more visibility of officers and men of the Force in the city.

The police commissioner said the criminals perpetrated their acts by using unregistered and unpainted taxis, therefore the police is collaborating with the FCT Directorate of Road Transport Services to apprehend the criminals.

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