The Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mallam Muhammad Bello, has directed all security agencies to clamp down on vandals, scavengers and other miscreants in the FCT.
He stated that vandalisation of public utilities in the city must stop forthwith, stressing that the security agents would clamp down on any suspected vandal who would be made to face the full wrath of the law.
Bello, at a meeting with the FCT Security Committee on Friday, noted that most of the traffic lights in the Abuja metropolis had been vandalised, which has led to signal failure at such interchanges.
He directed security operatives to track down the perpetrators and bring them to justice.
The minister appreciated the support the FCT Administration had been enjoying from the FCT Security Community and called for closer collaboration in 2017 and beyond.
He said, “The FCT Administration this year would give serious attention to the problems of traffic offenders, illegal activities of commercial motorcyclists, vandalisation of public utilities, restriction of Keke Napep to designated areas, which are the estates, among others.”
He emphasized that abandoned and uncompleted buildings across the FCT would be properly monitored and their owners asked to take proper possession “as they would be held responsible for any security breach in such places.”
Bello also directed the security agents to restrict the activities of scavengers to dumpsites and arrest any of them found roaming around the city.
He announced that the FCT Judiciary had already assigned five magistrates to man five mobile courts to deal with all the problems.
The mobile courts, he said, were set up for immediate dispensation of justice and appropriate penalties to serve as deterrent.
The minister further said that commercial sex workers when arrested would be taken to Rehabilitation Centre, Lugbe for skill acquisition in order to be more useful to themselves and the society.
He advised FCT residents to pass any useful information they have on any security situation to the relevant security agencies nearest to them.
Source: The Punch