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Committee x-ray security situation in rural communities

The series of kidnapping in the outskirts of the Federal Capital Territory received prominence at the just concluded monthly FCT Security Committee meeting held in Abuja, with members calling for more security attention in rural communities.

In particular, the meeting x-rayed the occasional incidences of criminality, especially pockets of kidnapping in the rural areas of the territory including the Yaba axis in the Abaji Area Council.

It was agreed that the security agencies in the FCT are on top of the situation; stressing that such cases are being tackled frontally.

The committee, however, assured residents of the safety of their lives and property, as adequate security arrangements have been made to sustain the state of law and order in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Members examined the current state of law and order in and around the territory and reassured that all necessary arrangements have been made by the government in conjunction with security agencies to safeguard the lives and property of all residents.

The committee noted that the FCT Administration is doing everything possible to checkmate the activities of criminally minded persons in all the nooks and crannies of the Territory.

The committee noted that the security agencies have adopted proactive measures to fish out criminals and other persons wishing to truncate the peace and tranquillity of the FCT.

The committee also received a report from the Directorate of Road Traffic Service, DRTS, updating it on the progress made in the new regime of the ban on commercial motorcycles in the Abuja metropolis and adjoining strategic areas. Thus, on Wednesday 16th November 2022, 118 commercial motorcycles were impounded and crushed in Durumi District; while over 300 commercial motorcycles were also impounded and immediately crushed at Area 1 under bridge totaling 418.

Heads of security formations at the meeting commended the FCT Administration over the procurement and distribution of 60 operational vehicles fitted with state-of-the-art equipment and donated to the security agencies; adding that it was “strategically done to assist and enhance their performance”.

They, however, enjoined the FCT Administration to procure more vehicles to enable the security agencies to increase their surveillance coverage.

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Bello, who chaired the meeting promised to procure and distribute more operational vehicles fitted with the state-of-the-art equipment to ensure that the dark spots are combed, and criminals are rooted out wherever they are in the Federal Capital Territory.

The meeting urged the residents to, as usual, cooperate at all times with the security agencies by volunteering useful and timely information that will assist in nipping any form of criminality in the bud.

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