FCT security committee bars vigilante groups from using firearms

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Security Committee has introduced a Code of Conduct barring members of the Vigilante groups operating in the various communities in the territory from using prohibited firearms.

The Director, of Information and Communication, FCT, Mr Muhammad Sule, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday in Abuja.

Sule explained that in the newly established Code of Conduct for the group, the security committee also prohibited them from carrying out any operation without the presence of the police or the express approval of the Divisional Police Officer (DPO), in their jurisdiction.

He, however, said that members of the vigilante were permitted to possess and use weapons for self-defense or other lawful purposes as allowed by the DPO.

” These were some of the decisions reached by the FCT Security Committee at its 11th meeting, presided over by the Minister, Federal Capital Territory, Malam Muhammad Bello, in Gwarinpa I District, Abuja.”

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