Traders from neighboring countries, responsible beggars – Minister

Federal Capital Territory Minister Muhammad Bello has accused traders and beggars from neighboring states of being behind the security breaches observed in the area.

This is as the FCT Security Committee chaired by the minister said it would work with the various communities to build a viable vigilante network in the rural communities, especially those prone to kidnapping, banditry and terrorism cases.

Represented at the meeting by FCT Foreign Minister Dr Ramotu Tijani-Aliyu, the minister also said the committee had finalized plans to launch the resuscitated G-7 joint security operation in September 2022, involving states that are contagious. are for the FCT.

The G-7 joint security operation is expected to fight crime in every nook and cranny of member states, especially the increasing cases of kidnapping, banditry and terrorism in the FCT’s rural areas and states bordering the FCT.

These were contained in a statement from Director, Information & Communications, the FCT, Muhammad Sule, on Friday.

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The statement read in part: “The security forces in the FCT have their game. People who have no business here are being turned away.

“Some of them come in different guises, such as begging, street trading, etc. They mostly come from neighboring countries and cause security breaches here. That is why we decided to send them.”

The FCT’s Police Commissioner, Sunday Babaji, said the G-7 joint security operation that was being revived had gained the support of sister security forces and police commissioners in member states, who all agreed to get these criminals out. to rinse.

He revealed that the security forces have gathered useful and actionable information and would soon deal with all criminals within their jurisdiction.

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