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FCT Not Under Siege - Police Replies Former Minister, Fani-Kayode

The Nigerian Police have replied Femi Fani-Kayode, former Minister of Aviation over recent allegation by him that the Federal Capital Territory is under siege, Igbere TV reports.

Mr Fani-Kayode Kayode in a tweet sighted by Igbere TV on Monday, September 16 said; “On 14th Sept. 5 people were kidnapped in separate incidents in the choicest areas of Abuja.

They include a lecturer at Base University, two teenagers in Wuse, one Mrs. Hannah Azuibuike in Maitama and one Miss Ummi Umar Ardo in Asokoro. All in one day! Abuja is under siege!”

However, the police in Abuja released a statement in reaction to the claim by the Peoples Democratic Party Chieftain, assuring residents of their safety.

The statement reads; “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu on Monday stated unequivocally that the Federal Capital Territory is safe, secure and not under any form of siege.

“This assertion comes against the backdrop of recent speculations in some sections of the media, particularly the Social Media, of an upsurge in crime rate within and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.

“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.

“He however enjoins all law-abiding citizens and visitors alike to go about their lawful endeavours without any fear or apprehension.”

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