Beware Of Security Threat In Abuja – West African Army Chiefs Warn

Abuja_EntranceThe Federal Capital Territory (FCT) is under immense security threat posed by the uncontrolled influx of people into the city’s satellite towns.

This were the views of Military officers from the West African sub-region  who are on a study tour of the nation’s capital. Led by Air Commodore Gambo Ilyasu, the twenty nine officers, drawn from various West African countries, said information gathered from the six area councils revealed that hundreds of people migrate into the nation’s capital on a daily basis without anywhere to settle.

The FCT Administration, according to Ilyasu, is already grappling with issues of resettlement of indigenes which has raised a lot of discontent among some communities and therefore warned that the disturbing trend should not be treated with kid gloves.

In his reaction, the executive secretary of the Federal Capital Development Authority (FCDA), Mr. Adamu Ismaila, however gave the assurance that the issue of security is under control and added that there would not be a repeat of the Niger-Delta scenario as plans were underway to resettle indigenes within the FCT.

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