Wike Appears Before Senate, Says Insecurity Has Reduced In FCT

Taiwo Ajayi
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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), Nyesom Wike, recently addressed the Nigerian Senate regarding the state of security in Abuja, stating that his administration has successfully reduced insecurity in the nation’s capital.

The closed-door meeting with the Senate took place at the National Assembly chambers in Abuja. The meeting was convened following a summons issued by the Senate two weeks earlier, seeking a briefing on security issues in the FCT, particularly after a recent kidnapping incident in the Galadima area of Abuja.


After the three-hour meeting, Wike spoke with journalists, highlighting that the recent arrest of two notorious kidnappers and intelligence-driven security measures have contributed to the improved security situation in the FCT.

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While acknowledging that completely eradicating kidnapping and other crimes might be challenging, Wike assured that his administration would focus on providing infrastructure and enhancing security in the territory.

He emphasized that no part of the world is entirely free of crime but pledged to prioritize the safety and security of residents in the FCT.

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Commissioner of the FCT Police Command, Benedict Igweh, also commented, stating that the police, with the support of the Inspector General of Police, Adeolu Egbetokun, and Minister Nyesom Wike, would continue to patrol the FCT border forests with Niger, Kaduna, Nasarawa, and Kogi States to maintain security.

Igweh also clarified that a correctional officer who shot and killed a handcuffed convicted offender at Wuse Market on Tuesday has been arrested for interrogation, adding that peace has been restored to the market.

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