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FCT Police Speak As Insecurity Worsens In Abuja

The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Police Command, has reacted to the deteriorating security situation in the nation’s capital.

The command in a statement issued on Sunday by its spokesperson, Josephine Abeg confirmed that recently, there has been a series of reported cases of kidnapping within the Territory.

According to the PPRO, some kidnap victims, through the efforts of the operatives of the command, were rescued and reunited with their family members.

She also said about 11 suspected kidnappers have been arrested within a month, stressing that investigation was ongoing to ensure that other members of the criminal gang who are currently at large, are also arrested.

The PPRO, however, said the figure of the kidnap incidents in the territory as being disseminated in the media is misleading.

She noted that such figures may incite panic and create tension in the public.

Part of the statement reads, “The Command wishes to state clearly that the figures/numbers in the news making the rounds are inaccurate and actually misleading, as it may incite panic in the public.

“The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Haruna G. Garba, wishes to reiterate the Command’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding lives and property of all and ensuring that residents of the FCT sleep with their eyes closed.

“He equally advises those circulating misleading information to create the impression that there is a sense of insecurity in FCT. As Nigerian, you have an obligation to partner with the Police and other security agencies to make the city safer instead of creating trepidation in the minds of the people. The FCT remains the safest place in the country.

“Members of the public are therefore advised to give information to the police; in doing so, you may be saving life and property.”

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