Police in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has evolved plans to take the fight to identified camps of rampaging terrorists in Abuja.
One of the major plans, according to the FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, is to involve security collaboration and partnerships with States that are contiguous to the FCT – Nasarawa, Kogi, Niger, Kaduna and Plateau.
The Commissioner, who spoke Thursday at the end of the Security Committee meeting, chaired by the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, said that the re-invigoration of the G7 security operations will see the commencement of security actions and procedures around the city.
He called for the collaboration and cooperation of residents, advising them to provide actionable and timely intelligence to the security agencies and that they should be security conscious at all times.
The Commissioner assured residents of their safety and that they should go about their lawful activities.
“I call on residents to give actionable and timely intelligence to all the security agencies and to also be security conscious.
“I’m also assuring them that FCT is safe. Every member of the community should go about their lawful businesses. We are on top of the situation.
“We have deployed our men both overt and covert and we are doing everything possible in synergy with all the security agencies, with the support of our traditional rulers and religious leaders to make sure that FCT is safe.”
This was even as the Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Minister, Ambassador Abu Salihu Mohammed, emphasized the readiness of the heads of security agencies in the neighbouring states to participate actively in the G7 operations.
He also called on residents to be wary of fake news, especially on the social media which are designed to cause panic amongst the citizenry.
Circulating such news, he said would amount to playing into the hands of terrorists.
He advised residents not to panic but to always verify news and other information from relevant and recognized authorities.
The meeting was also attended by the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu; Chief of Staff to the Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu; heads of the various military formations and para-military organizations in the FCT, religious and traditional leaders as well as Area Council Chairmen.