FCT Minister urges Abuja residents to be vigilant


The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello, on Tuesday, urged residents of the territory to be very vigilant and conscious of their personal security.

Mr Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, in a statement in Abuja said Bello gave the advice at the meeting of the FCT Security Committee.

Ogunleye said the comprised the Heads of the Police, Military and Para-Military formations in the FCT, Area Council Chairmen and religious leaders.

The minister reiterated that the Federal Capital Territory was safe and called on residents not to leave security matters to the law enforcement agencies alone.

According to him, it is almost impossible for security agencies to be everywhere one hundred per cent.

“So every resident in a way is also a security officer. it is very important for residents to be vigilant and to be very conscious of their personal security”

“If for instance, you see a vehicle without a number plate, it means that vehicle is not registered and can be used for criminal activities, please report to the relevant authorities,” he said.

Bello said that in comparison to several cities around the world, FCT remained quite safe.

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