Friday, May 14

FCT Not Under Attack By Terrorists- Bala Ciroma

Authorities to the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have denied the allegations moving around that the Nation’s Capital City is under terrorists attack.

The FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Bala Ciroma hinted the attention of the FCT Joint Security Team has been drawn to a viral publication in the social media alleging that the ‘Federal Capital Territory is under the attack of Boko Haram insurgents.

According to him, in a statement made available to newsmen in Abuja by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Yusuf Mariam stated that; “Contrary to the speculation, the Heads of Security Agencies (HOSA) in the Federal Capital Territory in the bid to address security concerns within the FCT, held a strategic meeting on Thursday 29th April,2021, where the team resolved to deploy alternative proactive crime-fighting measures within the FCT particularly in areas with challenging terrain including aggressive motorized/foot patrols.

The statement read as follows ; “However, the patrols will be conducted in line with the peculiarities of every terrain within the territory, in other words, the team has adopted the use of motorcycles, horses and other technical means of gathering intelligence to checkmate criminality within the Federal Capital Territory.

“In view of the above, the Joint Security Team chaired by the Commissioner of Police CP. Bala Ciroma enjoins residents to remain calm, law-abiding and verify information before circulating such information to avoid creating panic amongst members of the public.

“On this note, the Joint Security Team wishes to reaffirm its undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property, and implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: *08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883 or 112”, the statement further stated.

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