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  • Updated: January 10, 2024

Kidnapping: FCTA assures resident of tackling insecurity

Kidnapping: FCTA assures resident of tackling insecurity

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The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Wednesday assured residents of efforts by security agencies in the nation's capital to tackle the menace of kidnapping.

Secretary, Command and Control Centre of Security department in the Administration, Dr Peter Olumuji, disclosed this in Abuja while reacting to recent incidents.

Olumuji said the capital city was relatively secure throughout the festive season following improved security operations.

Acknowledging that there were indeed incidents in some areas, he said; “Yes, there were pockets of attacks in one or two of the villages within the council, but the security agencies being complimented by the vigilantes and the hunters were able to repeal the attacks.

“On January 3, the Police commissioner, FCT Command, along with his tactical team paid a confidence building visit to the Bwari Area Councils and most communities experiencing kidnapping.

“The FCTA has also asked the police commissioner to deploy more manpower, vehicular assets, and tactical team to the area, which he has done. So Bwari is fully covered.

“Before now, people have been complaining about Kuje, Kwali, Jikwoyi, among others, but there was no reported incident in these areas within the festive period. This should tell you that security in FCT is improving on a daily basis,” he added.

He also urged security chiefs in the seven contiguous states of Benue, Kaduna, Kogi, Nasarawa, Niger and Plateau, to collaborate more effectively in stemning the tide.

“If they do what we are doing, especially in the boundary communities, that will help to dismantle criminals coming from the states to commit crime in FCT and go back.

You should also know that there is a continuous collaboration among the Commissioners of Police in the neighbouring states which is being strengthened,” he added.

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