Insecurity: Abuja hotels to submit guests list to SSS

Bala Mohammed, FCT Minister

The Abuja minister directed Abuja resident to embark on an “Operation Know your Neighbour campaign”.


The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Bala Mohammed, on Tuesday ordered all hotels to forward their daily guest list to the Abuja  directorate of the State Security Services, SSS, and the city’s police command.

Mr. Mohammed also requested hotels to install security cameras within their vicinity and ensure thorough checks of all vehicles entering the hotel and those within their environment.

The minister directed all Abuja residents and associations operating in Nigeria’s capital city to embark on an “operation know your neighbour”

The campaign, he said, will ensure that all criminally-minded elements are easily detected within Abuja.

The security department of Abuja Administration, Mr. Mohammed said, will liaise with the various security agencies in Abuja on the
modalities for implementing the directive.

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Mr. Mohammed also directed all traditional rulers in Abuja to conduct periodic meetings with various communities within
their domains.

This, he said, will help keep track of strangers living with them. He also requested that they report all new comers within 48 hours to the local police and SSS office, in furtherance of the “operation know your neighbour” campaign.

Mr. Mohammed enjoined all Abuja residents to be vigilant and cautious of strange objects or movements of persons, vehicles around them, as well as stationary vehicles and report any of such to their nearest security agencies.
The Abuja Minister said all trailers/lorry operators bringing goods into Abuja shall no longer be allowed to offload their contents at night.

He said all offloading must be done in the day time under supervision in designated places.

Mr. Mohammed ordered owners of uncompleted or abandoned structures without security guards to provide guards or face sanctions.

He said owners plots of land left fallow and taken over by criminals would now face appropriate sanctions.

He reiterated that the ban on smoking of Indian hemp and other narcotic substances saying his administration will clamp down on violators.

The minister’s directive comes four days after a ban on unauthorized use of power bike in Abuja.

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