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Senate to Summon FCT Minister Wike Amidst Kidnapping Surge in Abuja

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Senate to Summon FCT Minister Wike Amidst Kidnapping Surge in Abuja

In a bid to address the alarming surge in kidnapping cases within the nation’s capital, the Senate is set to summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, alongside heads of security agencies. The move comes as concerns grow over the rising insecurity in Abuja.

Senator Ireti Kingibe, representing the FCT, revealed this during an interview on Channels TV’s Politics Today on Sunday. Kingibe emphasized the need for a comprehensive security plan from the chief security officer of the FCT, stating, “He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan.”

Kingibe acknowledged the efforts of security agencies but stressed that more decisive actions are required to effectively tackle the security challenges in the nation’s capital.

“When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committee specifically needs to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to give us their plans concerning security,” Kingibe declared, expressing confidence that the summoning of Minister Wike is imminent.

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While commending the security agencies for their efforts, Kingibe highlighted the urgency of addressing the security situation, stating, “It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.”

As the nation awaits the Senate’s next steps, concerns over the safety of residents in Abuja continue to escalate, emphasizing the critical need for swift and effective security measures.

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