The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Muhammad Bello in a statement issued by his Chief Press Secretary, Cosmas Uzodinma after an emergency meeting of the FCT Security Committee, has appealed to residents in the FCT to go about their lawful duties without any fear of reprisal.
- Malam Bello assured that the FCT administration has put all machinery in place to ensure the security of lives and property in Abuja.
- “The purpose of the meeting was to review the situation in the Southeast and its implications for the residents of the FCT as a Centre of Unity. We are properly briefed, and the whole idea is to ensure that FCT remains as peaceful as it has always been.”
- “It is very clear that from what we read from the social media and some other electronic media, there are some people out there who clearly want to create trouble in this country. Obviously, the government would not allow this to happen.”
- “In the FCT, all the ethnic groups, religions and creeds are fully represented and live harmoniously. The laws of the land are very clear and anyone trying to foment trouble would be dealt with according to law. To this effect, all the security agencies have been placed on heightened alert.”
The new FCT Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Sadiq Bello announced that security agencies have put in measures to collaborate and work together to ensure peace and order as well as the exchange of intelligence in the Territory.
“We are well prepared to stop any threat,” He assured.
In a message to Christians at the end of the meeting, the FCT Chairman of Christian Association of Nigeria, Rev. Dr. Jonah Samson enjoined all Pastors and believers to preach and pursue peace and to ensure that we encourage people to live together in harmony.