FCT minister orders security beef-up in satellite towns against kidnappers
Muhammadu Bello, FCT minister, has instructed security officials to improve the security situation in the satellite towns in the territory.
Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, Anthony Ogunleye, in a statement on Friday in Abuja, said Mr Bello made the call during the monthly FCT Security Committee meeting.
He said that the call was in a bid to guide against crimes especially in the satellite towns where the activities of kidnappers have become a serious concern.
The minister also charged security agencies to work in a coordinated fashion to rid the city of miscreants within residential areas.
Mr Bello assured security officials that the FCT Administration would support them to discharge their responsibilities and rid the FCT of violent crimes and criminality.
“There is an urgent need for our security agencies to improve on the implementation of the strategies being deployed in tackling the security situation in the Federal Capital Territory,” the minister said.
He welcomed the submission of the area council chairmen to pay adequate attention to the implementation of the community policing policy of the government.
According to him, it will help in information gathering and ensure the overall security of the FCT.
The meeting was attended by heads of the various military and paramilitary agencies in the FCT, community, religious and traditional leaders as well as senior officials of the FCTA.
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