The Ona of Abaji and chairman of the FCT council of traditional rulers, Alhaji Adamu Baba Yunusa, has raised alarm that suspected Boko Haram members are planning to enter Abuja through Abaji.
The Ona made the revelation when he received the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of north-central, Shu’aibu Gambo, at his palace on Friday.
“We have heard that Boko Haram members 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 and we will need the police now more than ever,” the traditional ruler said.
He also drew the attention of the police DIG over the recruitment of graduates into the police force, which he said, the natives of the territory are not given consideration.
“In fact, the big men will bring their candidates from other states to take the slots of FCT natives. I want to appeal to the IGP to consider the natives of the territory,” he added.
Responding, the DIG, Shu’aibu Gambo, promised to relay the request to the IGP, Idris Abubakar, on the need for more recruitment into the Nigerian police.
“The plan is that in the next six years, the police should be allowed to recruit 30,000 police men every year to meet the security challenge confronting the nation,” he said.