Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, the FCT’s minister of state, has blamed recent Terrorist bandit assaults in many areas in the territory on a lack of information collection.
The minister, speaking at the territory’s sixth security meeting with local council chairmen, traditional rulers, and other stakeholders, warned security services not to wait until civilians were attacked before undertaking missions.
According to a statement issued by her spokeswoman, Austine Elemue, the minister urged traditional rulers and other stakeholders to devise innovative strategies for addressing insecurity in the nation’s capital.
She stated that the instruction became necessary in light of pockets of reported kidnapping incidents and the upcoming Sallah, emphasising the importance of re-strategizing and strengthening regions of need.
“In light of recent reports from area councils such as Gwagwalada, Kwali, and Bwari, there is every reason for us to return, re-strategize, and determine what is occurring, where we are failing, and where we need to reinforce,” the statement says in part. We need to do an analysis of our strengths and weaknesses.
“In our enlarged FCT security meetings, we have established all necessary committees and subcommittees to manage security and intelligence collecting in the federal capital.
“Despite this, we continue to receive complaints of individuals infiltrating villages and disrupting our tranquilly, particularly in outlying towns with tough terrain.
“As such, the royal fathers, as stewards of the nation, should devise fresh ways for putting an end to this scourge.”
Additionally, the minister stated that the FCTA was doing all necessary to ensure that employment were produced for the rural towns’ teeming youths and women.