Abuja residents advised to be security conscious

Hudu Yakubu, Abuja

The Nigerian Federal Capital Territory Administration has urged residents of the city to be security conscious within and outside their environment during the Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The Marshal General of the Abuja Metropolitan Area Council, AMAC, Marshal Kasim Isyaku Chicha, while briefing journalists in Abuja explained that festive season are usually times where high rate of criminal activities are recorded.

Marshal Chicha urged the residents to report any suspicious movement to the appropriate security agencies to ensure prompt security response.

While congratulating Christians for the Christmas celebration,
he called on motorists to park their vehicles in a stipulated and designated area meant for parking to avoid traffic during the yuletide celebration.

He added that wrong parking and not using pedestrian cross way still remains prohibited in the council.

The Marshal noted that the AMAC Marshal institution will continue to support the conventional security agencies to maintain the zero level of wrong parking in the council.

Mr. Chicha further revealed that the AMAC security outfit will apprehend people who refuse to make use of pedestrian bridge in order to reduce daily loss of life in high ways.

He said that this effort of the AMAC Administration is geared towards ensuring that law and orderliness is strictly abided by AMAC residents and visitors.

He stated that “the formation of the AMAC Marshal was to provide all the necessary security support to the entire council and ensure that the programmes earmarked for the sustenance of the agenda the council chairman, Hon. Abdullahi Adamu Candido are fully implemented”.

According him, the AMAC Marshals terms of reference is to ensure effective coordination of all parking activities in the city.