The Federal Capital Territory Police Command, FCT Police Command, has reacted to the nation’s capital’s deteriorating security situation. In a statement published on Sunday by its spokesperson, Josephine Abeg, the command stated that there had lately been a number of recorded incidences of kidnapping within the Territory. According to the PPRO, several abduction victims were freed and reunited with their family members thanks to the efforts of command operatives.
She also stated that 11 suspected kidnappers had been apprehended within a month and that investigations were still underway to guarantee that additional members of the criminal group who were still at large were apprehended.
The PPRO, on the other hand, stated that the number of kidnapping events in the area as reported in the media is deceptive.
She stated that such statistics might cause widespread concern and unrest.
“The Command wishes to state clearly that the figures/numbers in the news making the rounds are inaccurate and actually misleading, as they may incite panic in the public,” according to part of the statement.
“The Commissioner of Police FCT, CP Haruna G. Garba, wishes to reiterate the Command’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding lives and property of all and ensuring that residents of the FCT sleep with their eyes closed.
“He equally advises those circulating misleading information to create the impression that there is a sense of insecurity in FCT. As Nigerian, you have an obligation to partner with the Police and other security agencies to make the city safer instead of creating trepidation in the minds of the people. The FCT remains the safest place in the country.
“Members of the public are therefore advised to give information to the police; in doing so, you may be saving life and property.”