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Minister summons security council on Police base attack

28 November 2012, 09:10

  FCT Minister Bala Mohammed had on Tuesday summoned an emergency security council meeting over the attack on the headquarters of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), in Abuja.

A statement by Mr Muhammad Sule, the Chief Press Secretary to the minister in Abuja said that the meeting was attended by  Nuhu Ahmed and Yau Gital, the FCT Permanent Secretary and the Chief of Staff.

Also in attendance were the Commander, Guards Brigade, the FCT Police Commissioner, Director of FCT Command of the Department of State Security Service, Heads of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

At the meeting, the minister expressed sorrow over the loss of lives during the unfortunate incident.

Bala directed the FCT Police Command to always be on alert with a view to ensuring the safety of lives and
property of all residents in the territory.

He instructed that more efforts be put in place by ensuring collaboration with other security agencies in the FCT.

The minister urged residents to give security agents useful information that would assist in maintaining law and order in the FCT, as he reiterated Federal Government's commitment to support the security agents.

The statement also quoted the Commissioner of Police in the FCT, Mr Aderenle Shinaba, as saying that two police officers lost their lives in the attack.

He also said that the attackers attempted to free some of the inmates in detention but the police were able to
re-arrest some of them.



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