JUST IN: YULETIDE – FCT Security Committee Arrests 1,852 From Abuja Black Spots, Assures Residents Of Safety

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The Federal Capital Territory, (FCT) Security Committee has raided black spots in Abuja and arrested 1,852 suspects, out of which 542 have since been charged to court.

The committee has also assured the residents of the Federal Capital Territory of safety of their lives and property during and after the yuletide season.

A statement by the Director, Information & Communication, FCT, Muhammad Hazat Sule, said these came to limelight during the 9th Meeting of the Committee held on Tuesday, in Gwarinpa I District, Abuja.

The Committee urged the Security operatives to intensify surveillance in and around the Territory to ensure that all forms of crimes and criminality are nip in the bud.

The Committee said adequate security arrangement has been put in place to ensure that residents have a pleasurable Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The meeting noted with excitement the commitment being shown by the security Agencies who have carried out raids on black spots that resulted in the arrest of 1,852 suspects out of which 542 have since been charged to court.

Also, the ugly incidence of vandalization of public facilities was extensively discussed and the committee commended the security agencies for the raid carried out on Dei-Dei Market where numerous vandalized public facilities, such as manhole covers and electrical cables among others were recovered. The raid further led to the arrest of 43 suspects and recovery of three AK-47. All the arrested criminals will be made to face the full wrath of the law.

The meeting, which was presided over by the FCT Permanent Secretary, Mr. Olusade Adesola, on behalf of the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, who is the Chairman of the Committee, also noted some minimal security infractions.

The Committee noted the nine fire incidences that occurred in the FCT during the period under review and advised residents to be cautious in handling combustible materials. Filling stations were specifically advised to follow laid down regulations on product discharge.

The Committee, therefore, charged all residents of the Federal Capital Territory to be security cautious and report suspicious movements of persons as well as give useful information to the Police and other security Agencies that would aid in tackling crime and criminality in the Territory.