FCT to Host G7 Security Meeting With Neighbouring States

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is gearing up to host a G7 security meeting in collaboration with neighbouring states.

POLITICS NIGERIA reports that in an announcement by Adamu Gwary, the Director of the FCT Department of Security Services, the forthcoming meeting will primarily focus on tackling the pressing issues of kidnapping and other violent crimes within the FCT and its surrounding regions.

During the monthly FCT Security Meeting held in Abuja on Tuesday, Gwary revealed that the G7 meeting has been scheduled to take place on July 5th in the FCT. The gathering will witness the presence of Police Commissioners from member states, heads of security agencies, Directors of security, and the Commandant of the NSCDC.

In an official statement issued by Anthony Ogunleye, the Chief Press Secretary of the FCT, Gwary emphasised the significance of this meeting, stating, “The FCT Administration is hosting the meeting for the Technical Committee, which comprises the heads of the security agencies, the members of the States’ Commissioners of Police, the Director of Security, and the Commandant of the NSCDC. There is the military component too; the Army Headquarters Garrison and the Defence Headquarters are part of the meeting. They will discuss and agree on modalities and approach to the clearance exercise.”

Gwary further stressed that security agencies in the FCT have received directives to take necessary measures to address the issue of cattle herding in Abuja, as well as the activities of scavengers, popularly known as “Baban Bola.”

Meanwhile, the FCT Commissioner of Police, CP Haruna Garba, assured residents that adequate security measures have been put in place to ensure a peaceful and incident-free celebration of Eid-El-Kabir in the FCT.

He urged the public to carry on with their daily activities without any fear of lawlessness, stating, “The message I have for residents of the FCT is we have given them the assurance, they are safe and secure. They should move about their lawful businesses. Those who expect to go to the praying ground should go and have their worship. We are there to support them and to secure them, there will be no problem.”

The meeting, chaired by the Permanent Secretary of the FCTA, Mr. Olusade Adesola, brought together heads of military and paramilitary formations in the FCT, religious and traditional leaders, as well as relevant officers of the FCTA. This collective effort demonstrates the FCT’s commitment to enhancing security and fostering a safe environment for all its residents.

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