Abuja - The FCT Police Command said it had
tightened security at motor parks, hotels and other strategic places in the
territory, ahead of the Christmas celebration.
The Commissioner of Police for the territory, Mr Wilson
Inalegwu, made the disclosure in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Abuja on Thursday.
Inalegwu said that the Inspector-General of Police’s
directive to all Commands to ensure effective security, further reinforced the
measure taken by his command.
"We have taken steps to heighten security across the FCT;
there are visible police deployments at all the motor parks in the FCT.
"In addition, we have encouraged the transport unions and
the luxury bus owners to also have their own internal security arrangements
which we supervise and guide them," he said.
Inalegwu said that the command had deployed officers to
hotels considered very strategic to the FCT.
"We have deployed officers for hotel security coordination
and we have also made additional deployment to most critical hotels that we
consider very strategic to the FCT,” the commissioner said.
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He said that the ‘Safer Highways ‘ had been fully deployed
and mobilised with well motivated personnel.
"One other thing we are doing is sustaining raids on
suspected criminal hotspots where we have made important breakthroughs and
arrests through," he said.
The Commissioner also said that the relationship between the
police and communities was enhancing the command’s operations.
He restated the command’s readiness to continue to
collaborate with other security agencies to ensure security in the FCT.
"We will continue to strategise with other security
agencies to secure the territory.
"We have also collaborated with communities in this area.
We have had a lot of engagements with the Churches," he said.
"Security is about partnership, we have also circulated our
help lines to the public," he said.
He urged the media to help make the help lines available to
Inalegwu advised residents to be careful while receiving
gift items during the yuletide.
"Don’t get careless when you are going to the Church or
Mosque, ensure that all bags are searched.
"Pregnant women should be screened thoroughly to ensure
that the pregnancy is not fake," he said.