The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Bello has urged the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 7, Aliyu Garba to work the FCT Police Command to combat crimes in the territory.
The Director of Press, Office of the Minister, Mr. Anthony Ogunleye, in a statement on Tuesday, said that Bello made the call while receiving the AIG, and the new FCT Commissioner of Police, Garba Haruna.
He also urged them to work with other security agencies in the FCT to achieve the best result.
The minister assured them that the FCTA would continue to provide necessary logistics to the Police to curb criminal activities in the territory.
“We will continue to provide you with support in terms of logistics, hardware and even transportation.
“In fighting crimes, what has worked for us in the FCT is the joint taskforce that we have, where all the security agencies are involved,” he added.
Earlier, the AIG agreed that there was need for synergy among security agencies and community leaders, as well as proper intelligence gathering and sharing.
Garba said that as part of measures to check crimes, the Command had intensified massive onslaught on identified black spots.
He said there would be increased night patrols across the FCT to track down criminals.
The AIG solicited for support from the FCTA, especially in the training of police personnel and provision of technological devices to combat crime.
Also, the FCT commissioner of police solicited the support of the FCT Administration to decimate criminal elements.
He urged residents to divulge credible information to the police to help fight crime.
“Residents should say something when they see something,” he advised.
Haruna assured that the police command would intensify raids on criminal hideouts and black spots in the territory.