Following the increasing crime rate in the federal capital territory (FCT) Abuja and environs, the Director General National Task force For the Prohibition to Combat Illegal Importation Small Arms, Ammunitions, Light Weapon, Chemical Weapons and Pipeline Vandalism(NATFORCE)i Chief Osita Okereke has launched “Operation Stay Clear in FCT” aimed at combatting crime in FCT, especially this festive season.
Addressing newsmen during the unveiling ceremony in Abuja, Chief Okereke decried the surge in criminal activities in the FCT and expressed the readiness of NATFORCE to tackle the menace in collaboration with other security agencies. He therefore advised criminals to leave the FCT or face the consequences of their actions.
“Between now and the next three months, FCT residents will see improved security. We are not out to take anybody’s job rather we want to complement the efforts of other security agencies. Abuja is where the President and other top leaders are residing and we cannot afford to joke with security here.
He explained that insecurity situation in the territory is fast becoming alarming hence the the determination to rise against the situation, in order to forestall criminal activities.
According to him no security agency in the country should claim superiority over others because security is everybody’s business. He further expreesed the hope with the launching of operation stay clear in the territory, his men will comb all the criminals’ hideouts in the territory adding that providing security along Abuja/Kaduna road will be given priority.
The high point of the event was parade and show of force by the NATFORCE volunteers.