Terror Attack Alert: Government Tightens Security In FCT Abuja
By Our Reporter
In it’s reaction to the recent terror attack alert on the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, issued by the United States Embassy in Nigeria, the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has issued an order to security agencies in the territory to “sustain the state of law and order.”
The order was issued by the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, after an emergency security meeting in FCT.
A statement, signed by the Director, Information and Communication in the FCT Administration, Muhammed Hazat Sule, gave reassurance to residents of their security and the administration’s efforts at protecting them.
The statement read in part: “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 Administration wishes to assure the residents of the FCT that all necessary arrangements have been made to safeguard lives and property.
“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 Administration has not authorized the closure of any school; accordingly, the schools that have closed should, therefore, reopen forthwith.
“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.
“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”.