The Police Command in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has reassured residents of adequate protection of lives and property in the territory.
The police said the reassurance is necessitated by a viral publication in social media suggesting “Areas within the FCT vulnerable to Boko Haram attack “.
According to a statement signed by FCT Public Relations Officer, ASP, Yusuf Mariam in Abuja said the Command has deployed overt and covert strategies to curb banditry and other criminal activities across the territory, adding that the Command has also launched a renowned social engagement strategy to address the security concerns in the FCT.
She however enjoined members of the public to provide useful information to the Police and other security agencies rather than circulate messages capable of causing undue panic amongst the well-spirited residents of the FCT.
The statement reads in part: “On this note, we wish to reaffirm our undeterred resolve towards the protection of lives and property within the Federal Capital Territory.
“The Command further implores residents to report all suspicious movements, emergency or distress, through these numbers: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653,08028940883 and to report the conduct of Police Officers, call the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) number: 09022222352”