The Federal Capital Territory, FCT, police command has created 9 ‘sector re-enforcement team’, comprising of the police and other sister agencies to ensure peaceful conduct of the Saturday council poll in the nation’s capital.
The FCT Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Josephine Adeh, who stated this in a statement issued on Friday morning, said the move was to totally rule out the possibility of an overwhelming security breach during the exercise.
The statement reads,
“In absolute readiness for the forthcoming 12th February, 2022 Area council elections, the FCT Police Command wishes to intimate the general public with the emergency response system put in place via the creation of a ‘9 sector re-enforcement team’ comprising of the Police and other sister agencies.
“The Sectored reenforcement team is independent of, and shouldn’t be confused with the standard deployment of two (2 ) unarmed Police personnel at each Pooling unit across the territory as required by standard best practices.
“The arrangement was however made to cater for the event of an emergency, totally ruling out the possibility of an overwhelming security breach, as well as availing residents with an immediate response option.
“Below is a list of the various sectors and their corresponding contacts: 1 Karshi/karu ——————- 07031288054, 09051515353
2 Abaji/ Robochi ————— 07039025916
3 Zuba/Deidei ——————-07069432758
4 Kwali —————————- 07084460616
5 Gwagwalada ——————08039671340
6 Kuje ——————————08099904270, 08060505350
7 Kabusa ———————— 08034528322
8 Bwari —————————08033543835
9 HQ Response team ———08061336830
“Consequent upon the above, the Commissioner of Police FCT Police Command CP Sunday Babaji psc wishes to urge members of the public to maximize the above opportunity in reporting any suspicious activities while the Police deploy efforts to ensure a safe election environment for all and sundry before, during and after the exercise”.
The Commissioner of Police had announced the restriction of movement within the territory on Saturday, with effect from 12mid night – 4pm of the election day.