To enhance the provision of security in the capital, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Administration has taken steps to re-invigorate the G7 security operations.

It involves collaboration with states that are contiguous to Abuja.

Commissioner of Police, Sunday Babaji, said this following the monthly FCT Security Committee meeting chaired by the FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello.

According to the FCT CP, the re-invigoration of the G7 security operations will involve taking the fight to the bandits and terrorists in their camps which are mostly located in states bordering the FCT.

According to a statement issued by the Chief Press Secretary to the FCT minister, Anthony Ogunleye, the Police Commissioner called for the collaboration and cooperation of residents of the FCT.

He urged them to provide actionable and timely intelligence to the security agencies while also calling them to be security conscious at all times.

He also assured residents of their safety and urged them to go about their lawful activities.

The CP said: “I call on residents to give actionable and timely intelligence to all the security agencies and to also be security conscious.

“I’m also assuring them that FCT is safe. Every member of the community should go about their lawful businesses. We are on top of the situation.

“We have deployed our men both overt and covert and we are doing everything possible in synergy with all the security agencies, with the support of our traditional rulers and religious leaders to make sure that FCT is safe.”

Senior Special Assistant on Security to the Minister, Ambassador Abu Mohammed, while corroborating the CP, spoke of the readiness of the heads of security agencies in the neighbouring states to participate actively in the G7 operations.

He also called on residents to be wary of fake news, especially on social media which is designed to cause panic amongst the citizenry.

Circulating such news, he said, would amount to playing into the hands of terrorists.

He urged residents not to panic he called on them to verify news and other information from relevant and recognized authorities.

The meeting was also attended by the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Aliyu, Chief of Staff to the Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu, heads of the various military formations and para-military organisations in the FCT as well as religious and traditional leaders and Area Council Chairmen.