The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello,has 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.
Briefing newsmen at the conclusion of the meeting in Abuja the Minister, disclosed that the FCT Security agencies have been mandated to strengthen joint patrols and to undertake other measures designed to curb all negative developments.
According to him, the (FCT) Security Committee from its quarterly meeting resolved to stem the rising tide of kidnappings in the outskirts of the Territory. Others include heightened surveillance against insurgency and determination to fight minor crimes.
The Minister promised that the present administration would precede all evacuations efforts with enough notices, publicity and stakeholder engagements as well as to adopt the multi-stakeholder approach to checking these menaces.
The Committee noted that even though FCT has remained largely peaceful, the increase in small crimes have remained a source of worry.
The Ministry however 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 FCT residents to cooperate with the Administration in its efforts to ensure the security of life and property in the Territory.
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