The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has announced that it will reintroduce a seven-step security strategy to counter threats and attacks in the nation’s capital.
He said the strategy called “G7 Security Operations” will be reinvigorated to improve security in Abuja.
The announcement follows a series of terrorist attacks witnessed in the federal capital over the past month.
A statement from Anthony Ogunlere, the FCT minister’s chief press secretary on Friday, said the security operation will involve “security collaboration and partnerships with states contiguous to the FCT.”
The strategy came during Thursday’s security meeting involving FCT Police Commissioner Sunday Babaji and chaired by FCT Minister Malam Muhammad Musa Bello among other stakeholders.
The statement quotes the FCT Police Commissioner explaining that the reinvigoration of G7 security operations will see the start of security actions and procedures by G7 members that will involve combating bandits and terrorists in their camps who are for most located in the FCT border states.
The statement noted that the police commissioner called for collaboration and cooperation from FCT residents whom he urged to provide actionable and timely intelligence to security agencies while calling on them to be security conscious at all times. moment.
He also assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful activities.
“We have deployed our men both openly and covertly and we are doing everything we can in synergy with all security agencies, with the support of our traditional leaders and religious leaders to ensure that the FCT is safe,” he said. he assured in the statement.
The Minister’s Senior Special Assistant for Security, Ambassador Abu Salihu Mohammed, for his part revealed the willingness of the heads of security agencies of neighboring states to actively participate in G7 operations.
He also called on residents to beware of fake news, especially on social media, which is designed to cause panic among citizens.
Spreading such news, he said, would play into the hands of terrorists. While urging residents not to panic, he called on them to verify news and other information with relevant and recognized authorities.
The meeting was also attended by FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, Minister’s Chief of Staff, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu, ES FCDA, Engineer Shehu Hadi Ahmed, heads of various military formations and paramilitary organizations of the FCT. as well as religious and traditional leaders and presidents of regional councils.