The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, has directed that 3 Syndicate Teams be set up to critically review existing security strategies with a view to enhancing them in the light of present and emerging challenges.
This directive was issued following the first monthly FCT Security Committee Meeting for the year 2020.
The goals of the Teams include critically examine specific security challenges within the FCT, map out proactive measures of crime prevention and identify possible challenges towards achieving the Federal Capital Territory Administration’s (FCTA) security mandate amongst others.
Members of the Team include, representatives of various Security Agencies in the FCT, Traditional and Religious Leaders, all the Six Area Council Chairmen, relevant Departments within the FCTA as well as the Media. They are directed to submit their reports at the next Security Committee Meeting.
The Minister also pointed out that the FCT will explore and consider the concept of Community Policing, which he said, will aid the Police Force in executing its functions.
Malam Bello also expressed serious concern over what he described as the breakdown of societal values, leading to unruly behavior such as mob action, including attacks on Security Agents and FCTA Staff on legitimate official duties which hitherto were unheard of in the FCT.
He however encouraged residents not to despair as the FCT Administration will take necessary measures to safeguard lives and property of residents within the Territory.
The Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, in her submission called for synergy amongst the various Security Agencies in the FCT, saying it is the only way crime and criminality will be brought to a minimum.
The meeting had in attendance the Hon Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, The Permanent Secretary, Sir Chinyeaka Ohaa, Heads of the various Security Agencies in the FCT, Area Council Chairmen, Religious and Traditional Rulers as well as Heads of relevant Secretariats, Departments and Agencies of the FCTA.
For: Head of Centre Abuja