Police Raid Abuja For Fleeing Boko Haram Terrorists

Police, Abuja, Boko Haram, TerroristsThe Police Command in Abuja says it has begun raid operations to identify Boko Haram sect members that might have infiltrated the Federal Capital Territory.

The operations follow the dismantling of the insurgents’ stronghold in Borno State, the Sambisa forest and the subsequent arrest of a suspected terrorist in the nation’s capital.

Briefing journalists on the development, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr Muhammed Mustapha, explained that security operatives have already apprehended some of the suspects.

Mr Mustapha assured residents in the FCT of their safety, stressing that the Police were working with other security agencies in all their operations.

The Police on Tuesday, December 20, arrested a suspected Boko Haram member in Abuja.

The suspect reportedly confessed that more members of the sect have found their way into the nation’s capital to seek refuge.

“As we are here, some elements of the Boko Haram, have always been with us… Definitely they will be all over Nigeria not only the FCT.

“We are conscious of that and we are doing raids and you are even aware that two or three of them were picked up, so it is a continuous process and our raiding is helping and we will continue to raid.

“The intelligence is there too. People should come out and give information.

“So as these people have been dislodged and they are coming, we will advise the general public to work with us. If you suspect any individual, if you suspect them to be people from those areas, please quietly give us this information,” the FCT Commissioner said.

Female Preacher’s Murder: Two Suspects Being Interrogated

female preacher, Kubwa, FCTTwo suspects are still being interrogated in connection with the murder of a female preacher in Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory.

Speaking to Channels Television in Abuja, the Police Commissioner for the Federal Capital Territory, Mr Alkali Usman, said that eight people were arrested but that six were released after investigations revealed that they had nothing to do with the death.

However, he did not reveal the identity of those arrested.

Mr Usman dismissed reports that the killing had a religious connotation.

He had ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence to lead a discreet investigation into the murder.

Deaconess Eunice Olawale was killed in the early hours of Saturday, July 9 while she was preaching on the street in the Gbazango Area of Kubwa Satellite Town in Bwari Area Council in the nation’s capital.


Six Arrested Over Female Preacher’s Murder In Kubwa, FCT

female preacher, Kubwa, FCTSix people have been arrested in connection with the murder of a female preacher in Kubwa in the Federal Capital Territory.

In a statement signed by the Spokesman of the FCT Police Command, A.S.P. Anjuguri Manzah, the Police is interrogating those arrested.

The FCT Police Commissioner, Mr Alkali Usman had ordered the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Criminal Investigation and Intelligence to lead a discreet investigation into the murder.

However, the Police did not reveal the identity of those arrested.

The statement further stated that contrary to reports from the family that the deceased’s head and legs were chopped off, her body is still intact.

Deaconess Eunice Olawale was killed in the early hours of Saturday, July 9 while preaching in the Gbazango Area of Kubwa Satellite Town in Bwari Area Council in the nation’s capital.

Insecurity: Abuja Hotels To Submit List Of Guests To Security Agencies Daily

bala_1The Minister of FCT, Senator Bala Mohammed has directed all hotels in the Federal Capital Territory to forward the list of their guests to the FCT Directorate of State Security Services (SSS) and the FCT Police Command on a daily basis, a statement by the Special Adviser to the FCT Minister on Media, Nosike Ogbuenyi said.

The statement also noted that “hotels are equally required to install their individual security cameras within their vicinity and ensure thorough check of all vehicles entering the hotel and within their surroundings.

The Minister has also directed all residents and resident associations in various parts of the territory to embark on “Operation Know Your Neighbor” campaign.

“The measure is to ensure that all criminally-minded elements are detected easily within the FCT. The security department of FCTA is to liaise with the various security agencies in the FCT on the modalities for implementing the ministerial directive”, he said.

The Minister also directed “all traditional rulers in the FCT to start conducting periodic meetings with various communities within their domains to take stock of strange faces living with them, as well as report all new comers within 48 hours to the local DPO and SSS office”.

He enjoined all FCT residents to be vigilant and cautious of strange objects or movements of persons, moving and stationery vehicles around them, urging them to report such to the nearest security agencies.

The Minister further directed that all trailer/lorry operators bringing goods to the city shall no longer be allowed to offload their contents at night.

“All offloading shall henceforth be done in the day time under supervision in designated places”, he added, insisting that “owners of uncompleted and abandoned buildings and structures without security guards will be sanctioned by the FCT Administration.

“Similarly, owners plots of land left fallow for a long period of time and not used for any economic or gainful purpose but taken over by criminals would now face appropriate sanctions”, he said.

The Minister reminded residents that the ban on smoking of Indian hemp and other narcotic substances is still in force in the territory adding that the Administration has resolved to clamp down on violators.

FCT Police Clamps Down Vehicles With Unauthorized Tinted Glasses

The Federal Capital Territory Police Command has begun the enforcement of the ban on vehicles with tinted glasses.

In a surprise raid, tagged Operation Velvet, the police stormed major streets in Abuja to arrest vehicle owners using cars with tinted glasses.

FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Femi Ogunbayode says the enforcement is in line with the directive of the inspector general of police to stop people without authorization from using vehicles with tinted glasses.

He also said that the police will clamp down on illegal users of vehicles with sirens and just as warned those who cover their number plates to desist from doing so with immediate effect.

FCT Police Assure Residents of Crime Free Yule Tide Celebrations

The FCT Police command has assured residents of the city of their safety during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Commissioner of Police for F.C.T, Mr. Aderenle Shinaba, who said that despite various attacks on its men and some of its facilities within and outside the nation’s capital, members of the police force are resolute in ensuring that no life is lost during or after the festive period.

He disclosed that several suspects have been arrested between January and December 2012 as part of its efforts to ensure that residents of the city go about their normal lives without fear or intimidation.

The police boss however solicited the support of Nigerians in providing useful information that will aid in the arrest of criminally minded people.

FCT police arrest 80 suspects, recover 60 cars in four months

The FCT Police Command today (Tuesday) gave an account of its stewardship in the second quarter of 2012.

Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the FCT Police Commissioner, Mr. Adenrele Shinaba said over 60 stolen vehicles have been recovered between April and July, 2012.

Mr. Shinaba said the command deployed officers to strategic junctions within the Federal Capital Territory to conduct a stop-and-search on vehicles.

He added that patrol vehicles are always on ground at strategic locations.

Shinaba also paraded suspects arrested by the Command for crimes ranging from car snatching, unlawful possession of arms, kidnapping, vandalism and armed robbery.

The command also recovered arms and ammunition as well as dangerous weapons from the suspects.

He promised that the command will not relent in its effort to rid the nation’s capital of crime and criminality.

The command says it is ever ready to secure the nation’s capital from crimes and promised prompt action for all distress calls.