Wike convenes emergency security council meeting over security breaches in FCT
Alarmed by recent security breaches in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, FCT Minister Nyesom Wike has called an emergency meeting with key stakeholders.
The gathering, scheduled for immediate discussion, aims to address the escalating wave of criminal activity that has unsettled residents.
Speaking at a prior event, Wike pledged an unwavering commitment to residents’ safety, emphasising the government’s proactive efforts.
He affirmed ongoing support for security agencies, ensuring they have the necessary resources to effectively counter the threats.
Expected attendees include heads of all security agencies operating within the FCT, along with senior officials from the Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA), council chairmen, and traditional rulers.
Wike stressed the urgency for area council leaders to step up and fulfil their responsibilities in maintaining local security.
The past few weeks have witnessed a spike in violent incidents, with armed bandits targeting various areas within the FCT and abducting residents from their homes.
“These alarming events, culminating in the tragic deaths of residents, including a 13-year-old student, have heightened anxieties and spurred immediate action from the FCT administration.