The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, has offered the administration’s support to the FCT Police Command in its mission of efficiently policing the nation’s capital.
When the incoming FCT Commissioner of Police, Babaji Sunday, paid a courtesy visit to the FCT Administration, he expressed his support.
Bello also asked Babaji, like his predecessor, AIG Bala Ciroma, to work closely with the heads of the various security agencies in the FCT.
The minister assured the Police Commissioner of the FCT Administration’s support, revealing that the Administration will provide the Command with some operational vehicles to aid in its assignments and reminding him that policing the FCT could be difficult because the nature of crime and criminality in the city center may differ from that in the satellite towns.
He, on the other hand, congratulated the new CP and expressed delight over his appointment, stating that Mr Babaji possessed the necessary professional qualifications, having previously served as a Deputy Commissioner in Charge of Operations in the FCT, as well as other key positions in several state police commands across the country.
While praising the officers and men of the FCT Police Command for their hard work in the FCT, he also urged them to provide the new CP their full cooperation.
Earlier, the new Commissioner of Police stated that he planned to expand on his predecessor’s accomplishments in combating crime in the FCT, which he defined as the seat of the Nigerian government and hence a highly sensitive state.
He also assures people that they will receive high-quality police service while requesting their cooperation.
He advised people to report any suspicious individuals or situations to the authorities.
CP Babaji Sunday also complimented the FCT Minister for creating a conducive climate for collaboration among the FCT’s various security services, and cautioned criminal elements in the Territory to leave, repent, or face the wrath of the law.
Dr Bashir Mohammed, Director, FCTA Human Resources Management Department, Barr. Yusuf Wodi, FCTA Solicitor General, Barr. Yusuf Wodi, Director Department of Security Services, Mr Adamu Gwary, and senior officers on the new CP’s entourage were also in attendance.