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FCT is free of kidnapping now – Wike

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The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, has revealed that abductions reported in the Federal Capital Territory were masterminded by unscrupulous elements in society.

The minister made this claim during a chat with the press in Abuja on Wednesday, shortly after a closed-door meeting on security with the Senate at the National Assembly.

The former Rivers State Governor was invited by the senate for a briefing on the security situation of the FCT.

Speaking after the closed-door meeting, the FCT Minister maintained that crime has reduced in the FCT, noting that two of the most wanted kidnappers in the FCT have now in police custody.

“The kidnappings you hear, sometimes, are stage-managed by people. There are some internal arrangements. Take, for example, that you have a housekeeper in the house and a driver who will plot to kidnap the child of their master.

“In that case, what do you want us to do? All we can do is see how the person who has been kidnapped is released. But to stop it will be difficult because it’s an in-house arrangement where a driver who is involved in bringing a child from school will mastermind the kidnapping.

“I’m not saying that we don’t have kidnapping. Mind you, two most notorious kidnappers, we have gotten them, and that’s why you see that the level of kidnapping has reduced.

“We are not saying that we have gotten where we want to be, but we are doing a lot, and people must acknowledge that what used to be is not what we are seeing now. We will continue to do our best by providing the best for our people, but we can not give you the assurance that there will be no form of criminality. Nobody can say that.”

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