The Senate President, Ahmed Lawan on Tuesday expressed the lawmaker’s concern about the increased crime rate in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).
Senator Lawan disclosed this to news media shortly before having a crucial security meeting with top security personnel at his office.
The meeting which was called by the Senate President had security chiefs in attendance and was held behind closed doors.
“We are very concerned, like all of you are, about the level of security challenges in the FCT, ” Lawan said.
Among the attendees included the Federal Capital Territory Minister, Mohammed Bello, the Director-General of the Department of State Service, Yusuf Magaji Bichi and the National Security Advisor, Major General Babagana Monguno.
Some top members in the Senate were not left out.
The Senate Leader, Senator Yahaya Abdullahi, Deputy Senate Leader, Senator Robert Boroffice and Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu.
Also, the Deputy Chief Whip, Senator Aliyu Sabi Abdullahi, Deputy Minority Leader, Senator Emmanuel Bwacha, and Minority Whip, Senator Philip Aduda were present.
Also, the Inspector General of Police was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Peter Ogunyanwo. While, the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma and Permanent Secretary in the FCT Administration, Chinyeaka Ohaa.
The Senate President informed newsmen that the meeting was a continuation of an earlier meeting held last week.
He added that the meeting was going to bring synergy between the security forces in Abuja.