Written by Austine ELEMUE

FCT security committee to combat rising tide of kidnappings, others

The FCT Security Committee rose from its quarterly meeting with a resolution to stem the rising tide of kidnappings in the outskirts of the territory. 

Other resolutions include heightened surveillance against insurgency and determination to fight crimes. 

Briefing journalists at the conclusion of the meeting which took place at the conference chambers of his residence, the FCT minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, disclosed that security agencies have been mandated to strengthen joint patrols and to undertake other measures designed to curb these negative developments. 

The minister assured that all areas identified to be harbouring criminal elements especially around the Mogadishu Cantonment in Asokoro, Kugbo and other flash points in the territory would be evacuated.

The committee noted that though the FCT has remained largely peaceful, the increase in small crimes have remained a source of worry, just as the committee assured that the administration is working hard to eliminate them.   

The minister expressed the gratitude of the administration to all the security agencies as well as the FCT residents for their support and contributions to the maintenance of peace in the FCT. 

He urged the residents to cooperate with the administration in its efforts to ensure the security of life and property in the Territory. 

 

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