“It’ll Be Unbearable for Bandits To Operate in FCT”: Wike Dares Kidnappers After Meeting With Tinubu

“It’ll Be Unbearable for Bandits To Operate in FCT”: Wike Dares Kidnappers After Meeting With Tinubu

  • Minister Nyesom Wike has reacted angrily to the activities of daredevil kidnappers in the FCT
  • The former Rivers governor on Wednesday insisted that it will no longer be business as usual for criminal elements in the territory
  • At a town hall meeting, Wike shares details of President Tinubu's commitment to tackling banditry and their operations

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Nyesom Wike, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory has vowed that his administration will make it unbearable for bandits to operate in the FCT.

Wike, FCT, Tinubu
Wike has vowed to end the operations of bandits in the FCT. Photo credit: Nyesom Ezenwo Wike - CON, GSSRS, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu
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Wike makes fresh vow over insecurity in FCT

Wike said that President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has directed him and all service chiefs to explore all necessary means to bring an end to the kidnappings and killings of residents by bandits in Bwari and other areas in the FCT.

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The FCT minister made this assertion during a town hall meeting with the Bwari area council chairman, royal fathers and residents of Bwari in Bwari area council, on Wednesday, January 17, Channels TV reported.

Wike hinted that President Tinubu has approved the provision of all necessary tools and logistics required by security operatives to combat insecurity in the FCT and as such there is no room for excuses by security operatives.

He reassured residents of the area that in the next couple of days they will start to witness drastic changes as regards the security situation in the FCT, Vanguard report added.

Insecurity: Tinubu, security chiefs meet at Villa

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that Tinubu also summoned the service chiefs to a security meeting over the growing insecurity in the country.

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Among those summoned by the president were the chief of defence staff, General Christopher Musa, and the chief of army staff, Lieutenant General Taoheed Lagbaja.

The meeting is coming amid outcry over the killing and kidnapping in Abuja and hours after the FCT minister, Nyesom Wike, held an emergency security meeting.

Atiku reacts as kidnappers kill one of six sisters abducted in Abuja

Meanwhile, a PDP chieftain, Atiku Abubakar, reacted to the death of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, who was killed by her abductors in Abuja.

Atiku expressed deep sadness over the death of Nabeeha.

The former vice president, in a short post on his X account @atiku, on Sunday, January 14, 2024, called for improved security as he urged relevant security agencies, including the Nigerian police, to step up their game and rescue Nabeeha's siblings from the kidnappers' den.

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.