Less than 24 hours to the All Progressive Congress (APC) presidential primary, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commissioner of Police (CP) Babaji Sunday has approved massive deployment of officers in and around the city to ensure a hitch-free event.
The Eagle Square, venue of the APC primary, according to the police will also witness tight security.
The police will effect traffic diversions during the primary around: “the GoodLuck Ebele Jonathan way by Court of Appeal, Behind Court of Appeal, Ecowas by Women Affairs , Finance, Behind Foreign Affairs, Kur Mohammed by National Mosque, Benue Plaza, NITEL junction, Phase 3, NNPC Tower, Ceddi Plaza bridge, Gana street by Transcorp, DSS Headquarters, Phase 1, NASS Junction, Bullet house and Bayelsa House”.
The deployment, the CP said, is also characterised by heavy visibility policing as would be witnessed at the various traffic control points to aid the free flow of traffic, stop and search, vehicular and foot patrol among many others.
According to a statement on Sunday by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh: “The All Progressive Congress ( APC) Presidential primary election is scheduled to hold from Monday 6th June to Tuesday 7th June 2022 at Eagle’s Square. The event is often associated with a high influx of different calibers of people especially the politicos thereby requiring an argumentation of the working security architecture of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT)
“Given the above, to effectively police the territory within the period in view and beyond, an all-encompassing security deployment has been made”.
CP Babaji Sunday, while registering the Command’s unflinching commitment to the sustenance of the relative peace and tranquility enjoyed and a boost in the onward march against crime and criminality in the territory, urged all and sundry to shun all forms of violence during the period in view and beyond.
“In addition to the above, members of the public are urged to remain vigilant, strengthen partnership with the Police as touching the rendition of prompt and actionable intelligence, reporting any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883, While the Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, could be reached on: 0902 222 2352,” he added.