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We’re Going To Make Abuja Very Hot For Kidnappers, Bandits, Minister Wike Vows

Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyeson Wike has made it clear that the government is set to make Abuja very hot for kidnappers, bandits and other criminals that have recently invaded parts of the city.
“To all those criminals and bandits, enough is enough. We will do everything within our powers to make sure that we do not allow this to happen again.”
Speaking today, January 17, in Bwari, at a townhall meeting with relevant stakeholders, the minister said that the bandits terrorizing the residents of the FCT are those who were dislodged from the North East and are making inroads into the nation’s capital.
He vowed that his Administration will make the city very hot for them, even as he solicited the support of the traditional institutions and community leaders.
He advised them to provide information to the security agencies for timely and proactive actions.
“Everybody has a role to play by providing information. By information, you help the security agencies to proactively take control before anything will happen. What will solve the problem is your support to the security agencies.”
The Minister said that he has been mandated by President Bola Tinubu to work with the Service Chiefs to ensure that security challenges are brought to a halt.
Wike announced that approval has been granted to provide all that are required by the security agencies to address security threats in Bwari Area Council and other parts of the FCT.
“Just this morning, Mr. President has given me approval to provide every logistic required to the security agencies. This is not just mere talking. We are serious.
“Security agencies will not have any reason to say that they are not equipped. We will provide everything required.”
He said that the security agencies will take proactive actions in the coming days to bring kidnappings to halt, adding that the government is also doing everything possible to ensure the release of the kidnapped victims.
He assured the Chairman of the area council that vehicles and other logistics support would be provided for the security agencies and other security outfits to encourage them in their efforts.
The Minister who sympathised with the victims of the kidnap incidents and the loss of lives, cautioned residents against disclosing their intentions to raise funds for ransom.
He said that such actions is helping the bandits and not the government or the people
“Stop going to make announcements that you are ready to raise money. By going to the radio stations, you are not helping us. You are helping them.
“Why would I go and give a criminal N100 million. There is no money to be raised anywhere. We will fight them to release our people. We will chase them away.”

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