Police tighten security in FCT ahead of PDP presidential primary in Abuja


The FCT Police Command says it has designed a robust security arrangement defined by a generous deployment of officers across the city ahead of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) primary Elections.

Recall that the primary elections had been scheduled to hold on May 28 and 29 at the MOSHOOD Abiola National Stadium Abuja.

As expected, the event would be characterized by a high influx of people, particularly party stakeholders, into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to participate in the election.

A statement by the Command’s Spokesperson, DSP Josephine Adeh, said the deployment prioritizes the protection of lives and properties of all residents during and after the exercise.


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She said the Command would be enforcing the “maintenance of clear road access, robust stop and search at strategic points around the suburbs and city centre, effective crowd control, and intelligence”.

The Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, CP Babaji Sunday while briefing the Divisional Police Officers, heads of the various Tactical and Intelligence Units of the Command scheduled for the operation, charged them to be on top of their games, discharging their duties with the utmost respect for Fundamental Human Rights and by standard best practices.

He also tasked residents of the territory to go about the discharge of their lawful duties without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters.

“To adequately complement the crime-fighting effort of the Command within and beyond this period, the good people of the FCT are therefore urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police.