Security chiefs meet to tackle cross-border crimes in FCT, neighbouring states 





The Technical Committee of G-7 states, made up of FCT and its six neighbouring states, have met in Abuja, to develop strategies to tackle cross-border security challenges.

The committee comprised of security chiefs of the FCT, Benue, Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau states.

They are Commissioners of Police, State Directors of Department of State Security Services, and Commandants of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps.

The Permanent Secretary FCT Administration, Mr Olusade Adesola, said at the opening of the meeting on Wednesday, that the G-7 provides opportunity for intelligence gathering, sharing and joint-border operations.

Adesola, who was represented by Mr Ishaq Sadeeq, acting Secretary, Agric and Rural Development Secretariat, FCTA, said that goal was to tackle security challenges bedevilling the seven-member states.

He said that the security chiefs convened the G-7 States Technical Committee Meeting, to tackle the recent upsurge of criminal elements traversing the FCT and member states.

He added that the objective of the meeting was to review operational strategies that would guarantee optimal success.

According to him, the G-7 states would periodically hold joint meetings to appraise the prevailing security challenges and articulate an agenda of action for implementation.

“Security, as we are all aware, is a fundamental pillar upon which any thriving society is built and an essential component that ensures the safety, well-being, and prosperity of our residents.

“In recognition of this fact, the FCT Administration has consistently prioritised the platform for the enhancement of security measures within our territory and beyond.

“Just recently, the Administration provided several operational vehicles and security gadgets to security agencies within the Territory, in a bid to effectively combat crime and criminalities.”

Adesola charged members of the committee to come up with adaptable strategies in combating cross-border crimes and deploy same for the safety and security of the FCT and the neighbouring states.