Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Senator Bala Mohammed, on Monday, directed all hotels in Abuja to, henceforth, forward the list of their guests to the FCT Directorate of State Security Services (SSS) and the FCT police command on a daily basis.
The hotels were equally required to install security cameras within their vicinity and ensure thorough check of all vehicles entering their premises and within their surroundings.
The minister, according to his special assistant on media, Nosike Ogbuenyi, also directed all residents and associations in various parts of the territory to embark on “operation know your neighbour” campaign, to ensure all criminally-minded elements were detected easily within the FCT.
The security department of FCT Administration, according to the minister, is to liaise with the various security agencies in the FCT on the modalities for implementing the directive.
According to Ogbuenyi, the minister directed all traditional rulers in Abuja to, as a matter of necessity, start conducting periodic meetings with various communities within their domains, to take stock of strange faces living around them, as well as report all new comers within 48 hours to the local divisional police station and SSS office.
Also, according to the minister, all trailers and lorry operators bringing goods to the city would no longer be allowed to offload their contents at night.
“All offloading shall henceforth be done in the day time, under supervision in designated places.
“The directive requires owners of uncompleted and abandoned buildings and structures without security guards to provide same. Failure to do so, the FCT Administration would apply appropriate sanctions.
“Similarly, owners of plots of land left fallow for a long period of time and not used for any purpose but taken over by criminals would now face appropriate sanctions,” he said.