The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike, has established two joint task forces comprising all security agencies within the territory, Naija News reports.
This is in a bid to contain cross-border banditry and eliminate the threat of one-chance robbers, the Commissioner of Police for the FCT Command, Haruna Garba, disclosed on Friday evening in Abuja, following the conclusion of the FCT Security Council meeting, which was presided over by Wike.
Garba observed that one-chance robbers frequently assume the guise of staff drivers, target unsuspecting passengers, and rob them, often inflicting harm upon their victims and occasionally resulting in fatalities.
“The FCT Security Council meeting chaired by the Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike, held today and discussed ways and means to flush out criminal elements in the FCT, stop cross-border crimes and curb the menace of one chance.
“Consequently, it was resolved to set up a joint taskforce of all security agencies on the menace of one-chance.
“Also, a joint task force on cross-border crimes to tackle the issue of armed robbers, kidnappers and all forms of crimes in the FCT will be set up.
“These two security operations have commenced in earnest,” said Garba, who was flanked by the FCT Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu, as well as other defence and intelligence chiefs during a press briefing.
“We wish to assure residents of our resolve to curb all forms of criminalities in the territory,” he stated.
Asked why security operatives often raid mechanic workshops in the territory, the police boss said it was based on intelligence.
He added: “FCT is the heart of the country, with a lot of people coming in and who have no businesses here. They end up staying under bridges and even in some mechanic workshops.
“What we are doing is to raid and we raid we remove the chaff from the grains so that residents can sleep with their two eyes closed”.
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