The FCT Minister, Muhammad Bello,has urged residents of the territory to be very vigilant and conscious of their personal security.
The minister was responding to the growing insecurity in the nation’s capital.
There have been rampant abductions and robbery in many parts of Abuja in recent months. Commuters particularly face the risk of robbery in taxis run by criminals, popularly called “one chance”.
Residents have accused the government of not taking action to ensure public safety, and have cited broken infrastructure such as street lighting that appear to help criminals.
Anthony Ogunleye, Chief Press Secretary to the Minister, in a statement in Abuja on Tuesday said Mr Bello gave the advice at the meeting of the FCT Security Committee.
Mr Ogunleye said the committee comprised the Heads of the Police, Military and Para-military formations in the FCT, Area Council Chairmen and religious leaders.
The minister said the Federal Capital Territory was “safe” and called on residents not to leave security matters to the law enforcement agencies alone.
According to him, it is almost impossible for security agencies to be everywhere one hundred per cent.