The Ona of Abaji and Chairman FCT Council of Traditional rulers, Alhaji Adamu Yunusa has raised the alarm over Boko Haram’s threats to attack the Federal Capital Territory.
He revealed that the terrorists are trying to gain entrance through Abaji and neighbouring communities.
The monarch made the revelation when he received the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG, in charge of North Central, Shaibu Gambo.
The traditional ruler said, “We have been hearing that Boko Haram are planning to attack the FCT and the plan is to infiltrate and carry out the attack from Abaji.“We will be the first casualty. We need the police now more than ever.
“Another issue that I want to bring to your attention is that of recruitment in the police.
“We discovered that recruitment is done by states but the FCT is not considered as a state.
“Even the big men in FCT will bring their candidates from these other states.
“I want to appeal that FCT indigenes be given special consideration in subsequent recruitments.”
However, Gambo promised to relay the request to the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris.
He said the IGP had discussed with the presidency on the need for more recruitment into the Nigeria Police to meet up with increasing security challenges.
His words, “The plan is that in the next 6 years, the police should be allowed to recruit 30, 000 personnel every year to meet the security challenges confronting the nation.”