9 May 2014

Nigeria: Security Remains Tight in Abuja for WEF

Abuja — POLICE and other security agencies have maintained a strong presence within and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja as the World Economic Forum on Africa draws to an end.

Security patrols, both on land and air have remained high with the police Air-wing conducting aerial surveillance.

According to Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer, aerial surveillance is aimed at strengthening the general security and boosting the confidence of the conference participants and the citizenry.

Mba added that the conventional police units and personnel of the Special Forces comprising Police Mobile Force, Counter-Terrorism Units and Special Protection Units, backed by members of other security agencies, had remained on high alert while embarking on strategic crime preventive operations.

He said the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar commended the Federal Capital Territory residents for their cooperation.

"He enjoined citizens to continue to support the law enforcement agencies in the arduous task of securing the nation," he said.

The World Economic Forum ends on Friday.

It is being held on the back of increasing terror.

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