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Yuletide: FCT assures residents of safety



Yuletide: FCT assures residents of safety
The FCT Security Committee, on Tuesday in Abuja assured the residents of the Federal Capital Territory of safety of their lives and properties during and after the yuletide season.

In a statement by Muhammad Sule, Director, Information and Communication, FCT, the committee disclosed that adequate security arrangement has been put in place to ensure that residents have a pleasurable Christmas and new year celebrations.

The committee urged the security operatives to intensify surveillance in and around the territory to ensure that all forms of crimes and criminality are nipped in the bud.

” These were some of the resolutions reached at the meeting attended by all heads of Security formations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

” The meeting, which was presided over by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, on behalf of the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, who is the Chairman of the Committee, also acknowledged some security infractions in the Territory.

Yuletide: FCT assures residents of safety

Sule said the meeting noted with excitement the commitment of the security agencies that had carried out several raids on black spots that resulted in the arrest of 1,852 suspects out of which 542 had since been charged to court.

He said: “Also, the ugly incidence of vandalisation of public facilities was extensively discussed and the committee commended the security agencies for the raid carried out on Dei-Dei market where numerous vandalised public facilities, such as manhole covers and electrical cables among others, were recovered.”

He added that the committee further stated that the raid led to the arrest of 43 suspects and recovery of three AK-47.

According to the Sule, all the arrested criminals will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

Sule said: “It noted the nine fire incidences that occurred in the FCT during the period under review and advised residents to be cautious in handling combustible materials.

“The committee, that enjoined filling stations to follow laid down regulations on product discharge, urged residents of the territory to be security conscious and report suspicious movements of persons.

” And give useful information to the police and other security agencies that would aid in tackling crime and criminality in the territory.”

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