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Minister summons security chiefs

In preparation for the approaching Area Council elections in Abuja, the FCT Minister asks security officers to beef up security and curb violence.

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Mallam Mohammed Bello

The closed door meeting held on Wednesday, 16 March, 2016, according to a statement signed by FCTA Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Hazat Sule was to assess the general security situation as the FCT Area Councils’ Election approaches.

The FCT Security Committee held the meeting at the Banquet Hall, FCT Minister’s Residence, Gwarinpa I District, Abuja, where the Minister, presiding over the meeting said all outfits must strategize on how to nip in the bud any security breach as the Area Councils go to the polls on 9 April, 2016.

According to the statement, the Security Committee condemned the recent political violence in Abaji Area Council and promised to arrest the perpetrators and bring them to book.

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“I urge you to arrest any of those involved in the Abaji incident and make example to others, even if the perpetrator(s) is a sitting Council Chairman here, because the law is a respecter of nobody” Bello was quoted as saying to the security agents.

The FCT Police Commissioner, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu in his address to the political gladiators in FCT, said, they will not condone ‘rascality’

The FCT Permanent Secretary, Dr. Babatope Ajakaiye, the FCDA Executive Secretary, Engr. Adamu Ismaila, FCT Police Commissioner, FCT Director of DSS, Commander Guards Brigade, Commander DHQ Garrison, Commander Navy Unit, Commander NAF Camp, Commander NSCDC, Commandant of FRSC, Heads of Prison, Head of NDLEA in FCT were also present at the meeting.

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