Following last Wednesday’s bombing in the heart of the nation’s capital by suspected Boko Haram insurgents, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, on Monday directed all hotels operating in Abuja to henceforth submit list of guests in their hotels on a daily basis to the FCT Directorate of Department of State Security as well as the FCT Police command.
The minister, who stated this in a statement signed by his Special Assistant, Media, Nosike Ogbuenyi, also advised residents of the FCT to embark on operation ‘know your neighbor’ campaign for early identification of strange faces within their neighborhood.
Mr. Mohammed also directed all traditional rulers in the FCT to conduct periodic meetings with all the communities within their domain so that they can take stock of the people in their area and report strange faces, if any, to the Police.
While announcing new security measures, the minister also order that trucks and lorries bringing goods into the FCT must henceforth offload their contents during the day and not at night as was the practice.
He also warned owners of uncompleted buildings, whose properties may have been converted to criminal hideouts, of legal actions.