PDP Presidential Primaries: FCT Police to deploy counter-insurgency mechanism


The FCT Police Command says it has designed “robust security arrangement” to ensure hitch-free Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) presidential primaries scheduled to hold from the 28th to 29th of May, 2022 at the Moshood Abiola National Stadium.


“The event is projected to be characterized by a high influx of people into the Federal Capital Territory (FCT),” the Police said in a statement, noting further that, “the deployment prioritizes the protection of lives and properties of all and sundry by emplacing counter-insurgency measures, maintenance of clear road access, Robust Stop and search at strategic points around the suburbs and city centre, effective crowd control, and intelligence gathering but to mention a few.”


According to the statement signed by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, “in the light of the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command, CP Babaji Sunday, while briefing the Divisional Police Officers, heads of the various Tactical and Intelligence Units of the Command scheduled for the operation, charged them to be on top of their games, discharging their duties with the utmost respect for fundamental human rights and by standard best practices.


“He, therefore charged the good people of the FCT to go about the discharge of their lawful duties without the fear of harassment or molestation of any kind from any quarters.


“In addition to the above and to adequately complement the crime-fighting effort of the Command within and beyond this period, the good people of the FCT are therefore urged to remain vigilant and report any suspicious or abnormal occurrence to the Police through the following emergency lines: 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883.


“The Public Complaint Bureau (PCB) desk, can be reached on 0902 222 2352,” the statement said.

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