Police Assure Abuja Residents Of Safety
The Federal Capital Territory, FCT Command of the Nigeria Police Force has debunked social media rumours that the Nation’s capital is under siege by kidnappers.
The assurance follows panic which followed the recent kidnap of some residents in the Asokoro area of Abuja, Nigeria’s capital city.
Social media had been awash with fears that the city was no longer safe.
However, a statement from Anjuguri Manzah, the spokesman of the FCT Police Command, said there is no cause for alarm as the FCT is safe and the Police is ever committed to the protection of lives and property in the city.
The statement notes that, “the Command wants to also inform the public that it has commenced discreet investigation into an unfortunate kidnap case which occurred at Asokoro on Saturday 14th September 2019.
The Police are currently making concerted effort to rescue the victim. “Contrary to speculations on social media about an upsurge in this crime, the Command wishes to correct the notion and inform the public that the aforementioned were the only cases reported to the police, and investigations are in progress.”
Meanwhile, Naija News has captured the reaction of some Twitter users after recent happenings in Abuja.
Kidnappers are now asking for Bitcoin as ransom in Nigeria.
Abuja the capital of Nigeria isn’t safe, as they’re kidnapping people day & night now in Abuja.
They’re killing girls in Port Harcourt.
Kaduna to Abuja expressway is still kidnappers den.
Where’s safe in Nigeria?
— Zaddy Ajala (@UNCLE_AJALA) September 16, 2019
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!
— Femi Fani-Kayode (@realFFK) September 16, 2019
Recent tales of kidnappings in Abuja is scary. No one is spared! Sycophants, critics or the siddon look people! We are all victims waiting to happen and the government doesn’t protect nor help citizens pay ransom.
Tomorrow’s victims would be today’s survivors. Who’s next?
— Aisha Yesufu (@AishaYesufu) September 15, 2019
The peace and comfort in Abuja is dependent on the security of the states surrounding the city;you cant preserve a butter close to a flame.
— Senator Shehu Sani (@ShehuSani) September 16, 2019
Kidnappings in the Heart of Abuja-THREAD
The abduction and release of Dr. Umar Ardo’s daughter after a $15,000 ransom payment via bitcoin joins a lengthening list of largely unacknowledged abductions in the heart of Abuja. A few days ago, a Nigerian-American prof. of political
— Farooq Kperogi, Ph.D (@farooqkperogi) September 16, 2019
It’s a miracle how Nigeria has given up the Abuja – Kaduna road to Bandits who abduct/kill at will? pic.twitter.com/VPG4fa6Z0L
— INFORMER?️ (@Suleiman0331) September 15, 2019
Our sins of ages past is coming back to haunt us. What happened to the CCTV network in Abuja again?
— Oniyangi Rashid (@RashidOniyangi) September 16, 2019
from kidnappers along Abuja /kaduna highway now even kidnapping people during daylight in the middle of Abuja, the capital city of Nigeria. No wonder South Africa that we help with everything is now laughing at us because we are a joke from the govt to drug dealers
— BokoHaramSurvivor (@BabaganaBulam13) September 16, 2019