Bwari Kidnappings Wike Reacts;  IG Sets Up SIS

Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, Esq., the FCT Minister, on Tuesday summoned and emergency security meeting in the wake of the increasing wave of kidnapping by bandits in Bwari Area Council and some other parts of the territory.

Wike assures residents that his administration and security agencies were not sleeping, urging them to not panic.

He said; “We are all aware of the security situation in the Federal Capital Territory, particularly Bwari and some other areas that we have witnessed security challenges. I am also aware that sometimes too, the Press over blow what is happening but indeed we owe a duty to make sure that FCT is safe.

“We will do all we can and we assure Nigerians who reside here that there is no need for panic. We are taking every step to make sure that those challenges are things that we must have to resolve.

“So, this meeting is practically to look into such challenges and see how we will be able to resolve the problems and that is why we invited all the Council Chairmen because, they also have a responsibility in their various Area Councils.

“We will put our heads together and come up with solutions. For the Press, this is just for you to know that we are not sleeping, security also are not sleeping. We will give every support that they require in order take away the fears of the citizens or residents”.

In a similar development, the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, on Wednesday, inaugurated a Special Intervention Squad (SIS) in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to address the increasing rate of crime in the territory.

Speaking at the inauguration ceremony in Abuja, Mr Egbetokun said the squad was made up of trained, well-equipped and highly mobile police officers.

According to him, the squad possesses the capacity for rapid intervention and effective containment of significant security breaches like those currently threatening the suburb of the FCT.

He said the alarming rise in criminal activities, without equivocation, demanded immediate and resolute action from all.

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He said the squad would be supplemented by a formidable arsenal of operational assets, including sophisticated arms, drones, and vehicles.

“These assets, some of which are displayed here, are ready for deployment to counteract the security threats.

“I wish to reiterate here that this operation is more than a mere response; it is a bold strategy aimed at dismantling the criminal networks entrenched in our communities,




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