The FCT Commissioner of Police, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu, has assured residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) of the command’s commitment to rid the territory of criminals.
Wilson gave the assurance at a meeting with Media Executives, motor mechanics and panel beaters in Abuja on Monday.
“We want to assure you that our raid on black spots in the territory is ongoing and some arrests and discoveries have been made,“ he said.
He said that the meeting was part of the strategies adopted by the command to fight crime in the territory.
“The police will continue to interface with members of the community for safe environment.
“FCT is safe and secure, there are no major issues of concerns, but we are on red alert,“ he said.
The commissioner said that all entrance and exit points into the territory were secure.
He said that the command’s operation was not limited to the city centre alone but also to the satellite settlements.
Wilson assured that the command would not hesitate to punish any personnel for any acts of indiscipline in the course of carrying out their duty.
“The Command will not condone any acts of indiscipline, we will deal decisively with it,“ he said.
On the cases of car theft in the territory, he urged motor mechanics and panel beaters to always report to the police before painting or replacing parts of accident vehicles.
“We must know why you are changing the colour or part of the vehicle, “ he said.
He added that there would be massive operation by personnel of the command against unpainted taxis operating in the territory.
Wilson said that the command would work in collaboration with the Nigeria Tourism Development Corporation and FCT Transportation Department, to allow painted taxis access to some places.
He said that the command was collaborating with neighbouring states of Kogi, Kaduna, Nasarawa and Niger to check crime.
The commissioner commended the media for partnering with the command in the fight against crime in the territory.
Contributing, Chris Okenwa of We FM radio, urged the commissioner to ensure that residents of satellite towns in the FCT benefited from services of the police.
Mr. Chris Agbambu, Abuja Bureau Chief of the Nigerian Tribune, commended the efforts of the command in responding quickly to distress calls by residents