SECURITY ADVISORY: FCTA URGES RESIDENTS TO BE CALM
BY: Ben Ukeji & Prudence Okonna
The FCT Administration has called on the residents of the Federal Capital Territory, to remain calm as the Security Agencies are working assiduously to sustain the state of law and order in the nation’s capital, Abuja.
The FCT Administration made this call in a statement signed by the Director of Information & Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, on Monday in Abuja.
Sule said that Administration assured the residents of the FCT that all necessary arrangements have been made to safeguard lives and property.
“As part of proactive measures, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, this morning, convened an emergency security meeting where issues concerning the security alert given by some embassies in Abuja, to their citizens were exhaustively discussed and measures taken to sustain the current state of security and prevent any breach,” the statement added.
He said the Minister during the meeting, charged the security agencies to do all within their powers to protect FCT residents from being harmed by criminals and other unscrupulous elements.
The statement stressed that the Administration has not authorized the closure of any school; accordingly, the schools that have closed should, therefore, reopen forthwith.
The Director revealed that the FCT Minister restated his advice to residents to cooperate at all times with the security agencies by volunteering useful and timely information that would assist in nipping any form of criminality in the bud.
According to him, “The FCT Administration, therefore, urged residents and visitors to the territory to go about their legitimate businesses as all the security agencies have been fully mobilized to checkmate any form of intrusion into the FCT.”