The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) has initiated the ‘G7” security operations to secure the territory.
The ‘G7’ security operations involve collaboration and partnerships with states that are connected to the territory.
This was contained in a statement issued the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT Minister, Anthony Ogunleye.
The FCT Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, made this known during the FCT monthly security committee meeting.
He explained that the operation would involve taking the fight to the bandits and terrorists in their camps which are mostly located in states bordering the FCT.
The police chief, however, called for the collaboration and cooperation of residents of the FCT to provide actionable and timely intelligence to the security agencies.
He advised them to be security conscious at all times and assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful activities.
“I call on residents to give actionable and timely intelligence to all the security agencies and to also be security conscious.
“I’m also assuring them that FCT is safe. Every member of the community should go about their lawful businesses. We are on top of the situation.
“We have deployed our men both overt and covert and we are doing everything possible in synergy with all the security agencies and support of our traditional rulers and religious leaders to make sure that FCT is safe,” he said.
The Senior Special Assistant on Security to the FCT Minister, Abu Mohammed, revealed the readiness of the heads of security agencies in the neighbouring states to participate actively in the G7 operations.
He also called on residents to be wary of fake news, especially on social media, which is designed to cause panic amongst the citizenry.
Circulating such news, he said, would amount to playing into the hands of terrorists, and urged the residents not to panic.
He, however, called on them to verify news and other information from relevant and recognised authorities.
The meeting which was chaired by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello, was attended by the FCT Minister of State, Ramatu Aliyu, and Chief of Staff to the Minister, Bashir Mai-Bornu, amongst others.