By Bisi LAWAL
As part of strategies to tackle kidnapping and other crimes in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, the Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Benneth Igweh has ordered total clampdown of vehicles without number plates or with a single number plate plying the FCT roads.
CP Igweh also directed the heads of the tactical units “to identify black spots, possible kidnappers’ den in the Territory and ensure they take the fight to them”.
CP Igwe handed down the directive when he met with the Management Team, leaders of all tactical units and Heads of Departments of the FCT Police Command comprising Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) on Saturday.
He said the meeting which he deemed necessary, was aimed at revamping the approach of the already existing security framework and to set in motion the plan to ensure the safety of residents in the Federal Capital Territory.
The CP also urged them to “embrace intelligence led policing, visibility policing through constant stop and search duty in the fight against criminality”.
He emphasized on “the need to adopt effective community partnership in the discharge of their duties, as he will have zero tolerance for laxity.
CP Benneth Igweh reiterated his readiness to combat criminality in the Territory, as he called on residents to collaborate with the Police in the fight against crime and to avoid boarding vehicles along the road and unapproved parks.
He urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352.