By Remi Johnson
The Federal Capital Territory Administration, FCTA, said it has beefed up security in and around border communities to prevent attacks in this festive period.
The Minister of State for FCT, Dr Ramatu Tijani Aliyu gave this assurance after the last security meeting in Abuja.
The minister who urged residents to be security conscious while they celebrate both Christmas and the new year, also appealed to fun seekers not to violate COVID-19 protocols.
On his part, FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday hinted that officers had been deployed to all the flashpoints in the territory.
He there tasked residents to be security conscious and report any suspicious moves to security agencies
“We should be security conscious and help others to be security conscious. Know the places you go, the friends you keep and don’t go about during late hours.”
Also speaking, the Ona of Abaji Dr Adamu Baba Yunusa pledged the support of the traditional institutions to the security and health agencies in the maintenance of security and prevention of the spread of COVID-19 during the yuletide period.
Top Management staff of FCTA, the Permanent Secretary, Mr Olusade Adesola, the Chief of Staff to the FCT Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu, the Executive Secretary of the FCDA, Engr Shehu Hadi Ahmed, heads of the various military and para-military formations in the FCT, religious leaders, Mandate Secretaries of the FCTA as well as other relevant stakeholders attended the meeting.