Police beef up security in FCT ahead of PDP primary


Ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary election, the police have beefed up security in the Federal Capital Territory.

The event is slated to hold Friday and Saturday at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium in Abuja.

In a statement, the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh said: “Consequent upon the above and in a bid to ensure a hitch-free event, the FCT Police Command has designed a robust security arrangement defined by a generous deployment within and without the election ground and to every nooks and cranny of the Territory.”

“The deployment prioritizes the protection of lives and properties of all and sundry by emplacing counter-insurgency measures, maintenance of clear road access, Robust stop and search at strategic points around the suburbs and city center, effective crowd control, and intelligence gathering but to mention a few.

“In the light of the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command CP Babaji Sunday while briefing the Divisional Police Officers, heads of the various Tactical and Intelligence Units of the Command scheduled for the operation, charged them to be on top of their games, discharging their duties with the utmost respect for fundamental human rights and by standard best practices.

“He, therefore charged the good people of the FCT to go about the discharge of their lawful duties without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters”, the statement read.