Following recent attacks by Boko Haram men on the nation's capital, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Mohammed, yesterday issued a statement directing all hotels in Abuja to henceforth submit the list of guests in their hotels on a daily basis to the FCT Directorate of Department of State Security as well as the FCT Police command.
The statement which was signed by the Minister's special assistant, Media, Nosike Ogbuenyi, advised residents of Abuja to embark on operation 'know your neighbor' campaign for early identification of strange faces within their neighborhood.
The statement directed all traditional rulers in the FCT to conduct periodic meetings with all the communities within their domain so that they can take stock of the people in their area and report strange faces, if any, to the Police. Continue...
The statement also directed that trucks/ lorries bringing goods into the FCT must now offload their contents during the day and not at night anymore. The Minister in the statement said legal actions would be taken on owners of uncompleted buildings in Abuja whose buildings may have been converted to criminal hideouts.