Terror threat: FCTA distributes 60 operational vehicles to security agencies


By Chioma Nnodim

As part of its effort to secure lives and property in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, has procured and distributed 60 operational vehicles to security agencies domiciled in the Territory.

The benefiting security agencies include; police, armed forces, NSCDC and other paramilitary organisations, as well as Christian Association of Nigeria, CAN, and Nigeria Supreme Council for Islamic Affairs, NSCIA.

In addition to the vehicles, state of the art security equipment will be installed in the vehicles, which will be centrally controlled.

Speaking at a brief handover ceremony on Thursday, in Abuja, the FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello said the intervention was to help improve the capacity of security agencies domiciled in the FCT, to optimally discharge their duties in the Territory.

According to Bello, “the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari has put
in place, several measures to confront current security
challenges and to contain the threats posed by criminals in
all forms and guises.

“The protection of lives and property of the citizenry has been
described as one of the primary responsibilities of the government and I feel particularly delighted for the opportunity to improve the capacity of our security agencies to optimally discharge their responsibilities.

“Permit me to seize this opportunity to commend the efforts of our gallant men and women in uniform who are working tirelessly to ensure that we all remain safe, with some of them paying the supreme price.

“lt is imperative that I mention here that through the efforts
of our security agencies many potentially devastating
criminal acts have been prevented.

“Residents however also have roles to play in this collective
fight against crime and criminality by promptly reporting to the relevant security agencies any suspicious individual or
situation. It is only by doing this, that the fight against crime
can truly be won,” he said.