- IGP Mohammed Adamu has stated that Abuja, the nation’s capital, is one of the safest cities in the world
- The IGP made the statement in spite the fact that at least five persons were kidnapped in the capital city over the weekend
- Adamu pointed out that the FCT has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually rejigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes
The inspector general of police, Mohammed Adamu, has stated that Abuja, the nation’s capital, is one of the safest cities in the world.
Adamu made the assertion in a statement released by police spokesman, Frank Mba, on Monday, September 16, in reaction to reported cases of kidnappings in Abuja in the past 48 hours, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that over the weekend, at least five persons were kidnapped in the capital city.
One victim was said to have been released after the kidnappers received $15,000 ransom payment in bitcoin.
The reports, notwithstanding, the police boss insisted that Abuja remains safe and secure for residents and visitors.
According to Adamu, Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates in the world.
The statement read: “While observing that, like other climes across the world, the country has its security challenges, the IGP, however, notes that a comprehensive analysis of crime statistics on major cities across the world would reveal that Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates and remains indisputably one of the safest capital cities in the world.
“The IGP further observes that the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually rejigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes.”
The IGP urged residents of Abuja to go about their lawful endeavours “without any fear or apprehension”.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a suspected kidnap kingpin, Bello Abdul, was said to have confessed to abducting more than 50 victims and killing over 10 persons on the notorious Abuja-Kaduna highway.
The 40-year-old, also known as Yellow, made the confession after his arrest on Tuesday evening, September 10, by operatives of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT.
Yellow was arrested at his hideout in Niger state by detectives who had been on his trail following allegations of operating an armed robbery, cattle rustling and kidnapping syndicate that spanned across Katsina, Zamfara, Kaduna and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Abuja.
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