Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has advised communities to know the people that live amongst them as a way of helping ensure adequate security for the residents, especially during the ongoing Sallah festivities.
“We have to ensure that communities make efforts to know who they stay with and also ensure that information is gathered and sent appropriately to the right people.”
The Minister, who spoke today, May 12 at the monthly FCT Security Committee meeting in Abuja also called on residents to always collaborate with security agencies to guarantee the safety and security of lives and property within their communities.
He said that community, traditional, political and religious leaders should encourage their members to understand that security should not be left to the security personnel alone but should be a collaborative effort of all.
Musa Bello said that the issue of security in schools was discussed extensively during the meeting and that measures are being taken to ensure safety in all educational institutions in the FCT.
This was even as the minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu said that the issue of beggars on FCT streets which she said, constitutes security risks is being addressed.
The FCT Commissioner of Police assured residents that the Command would ensure the safety of lives and property during and after the Eid El- Fitr celebrations saying that the police has been re-jigging its strategies to meet ever evolving challenges.