In preparation for the centenary celebration, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command has stepped up security in the territory.
A press statement signed by the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ms Altine Daniel, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), stated that the FCT Commissioner of Police (CP) Mr. Joseph Mbu, has reviewed and reinforced the existing security structures within the FCT especiall on axis leading into and out of the territory.
She stated that the police boss as part of his familiarisation tour to Area Commands especially those by the exit routes visited various points that hoodlums occasionally operate as part of effort to check-mate the activities of hoodlums who constitute nuisance and create fear in the travelling public.
The spokesperson listed the areas visited to include: Abaji, Kwali and Gwagwalada axis, where he assured that the command has put in place robust security strategies to guarantee peaceful centenary celebrations.
Mbu who also decried the use of tinted glass vehicles without permit; use of vehicles without number plates or plastic number plates; covering of number plates and number plates that are not authorised by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) said they would not be accepted as they remained banned.
Keke NAPEP and hawkers, he said, are also not to be seen within the City Centre and are only to operate within their designated routes.
While appealing for the support of the FCT residents in this regard, the CP said the command would firmly enforce all extant laws of the FCT geared towards achieving law, order and peaceful co-existence, just as he enjoined residents and vistors to be law abiding.