Daily Trust (Abuja)

14 January 2013

Nigeria: Security Challenge - FCTA to Allocate Districts for Military

The FCT Administration is planning to design barriers in districts for members of the armed forces, police and other security agencies to forestall future attacks on the capital city.

This was disclosed by the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, who said the districts to be allocated to the military and other security agencies will go a long way in protecting the Federal Capital City from such axis as well as deter hoodlums from using thick forest for their nefarious activities.

He said over 2,000 hectares of unplanned land along Kurunduma area of the territory are vulnerable and can easily be penetrated for such attacks.

Senator Mohammed expressed the readiness of his administration to continue to support the military and other security agencies so that they protect the nation's capital.

He announced the setting up of a committee to be headed by the Coordinator, Abuja Metropolitan Management Council (AMMC), Architect Reuben Okoya, to assist in resolving all infrastructural problems in the area being developed in the Asokoro District by the Nigerian Navy.

He urged the Nigeria Navy and other military formations in the territory to look inward in ameliorating some of their accommodation problems in Abuja.

Speaking earlier, the Chief of Naval Staff, Vice-Admiral Dele Joseph Ezeoba, said that the Nigeria Navy has taken a cue from the Transformation Agenda of the Federal Government to develop capacity.

He solicited for the support of the FCT minister to get adequate accommodation for the officers of the Nigeria Navy.

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