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FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike Plans Set Up Of Rapid Response Team In Abuja



FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike Plans Set Up Of Rapid Response Team In Abuja

The Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike has disclosed that plans are underway to set up a Rapid Response Team comprising of the Army, Police, DSS and Civil Defence to respond to security challenges in Abuja.

Wike revealed this during a meeting with the Chief of Defence Staff, General Christopher Musa today at his office in Abuja.

He said the rapid response team will also be equipped with advanced technology to improve their ability to fight crime in the nation’s capital.

According to the FCT Minister, “What we are trying to do is to build a centre, what we call FCT Rapid Response Team, which will be a joint team, including the military, the police, the DSS and the Civil Defence, where every form of technology will be provided”.

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The CDS while responding to Wike said, “Ours is to provide standby force in case it overwhelms them, then we can move in and we want to have them ready. In doing that, we are building up a rapid response team that will involve ground troops and air, especially helicopters. We want to be able to have them on standby 24 hours”.


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