Group raises alarm, says Abuja under siege by kidnappers

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Group raises alarm, says Abuja under siege by kidnappers

A group, Human Rights Writers Association, (HURIWA) has raised the alarm, stressing that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) has been saturated by all kinds of criminal elements like armed kidnappers and armed robbers.

A statement released by the group on Sunday noted that instead of concentrating on combating crimes in the nation’s capital, the FCT Police Command and all other security agencies were posting security operatives to the residences of very important persons.

This development, according to the group, has made crime-fighting a herculean task for the few demotivated operatives.

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“We regret the fact that residents of such satellite towns like Kuje, Bwari, Gwagwalada, amongst others, are Daily made to confront the men of the underworld with little or no efforts on the side of the police and other law enforcement agencies within the FCT to effectively introduce measures to combat these crimes.

“We can recall that in early February, the Police in Abuja, confirmed the abduction of John Makama, father of Bwari Area Council Chairman, John Gabaya.

“The perpetrators of this crime are yet to be brought to book ever since the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Bwari Police Station, Biodun Makanjuola, said that the police were still gathering details on what actually happened,” the statement said.

HURIWA, therefore, called for a total unbundling of what it described as the failed security architecture and for the adoption of strategic approaches to crime-fighting.

It also suggested the revitalization of the public versus government forum for the exchange of information and ideas on how to secure the Federal Capital Territory.

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