Insecurity: Wike Presents 50 Operational Vehicles, Communication Gadgets To Security Agencies

By Anne Osemekeh, Abuja

The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Nyesom Wike, has presented 50 operational vehicles fitted with communication gadgets to security agencies to strengthen the fight against insecurity in the nation’s capital, Abuja.

Wike, who disclosed this on Friday in Abuja, said the measure was aimed at supporting security agencies with the necessary logistics to enable them to combat crime in Abuja.

While urging residents to support and pray for security agencies, who sometimes lose their lives in the line of duty, Wike commended the security agencies for reducing the rate of crime in the FCT and promised continued support by providing the tools needed to work for the benefit of residents. He however urged the security agencies to use the vehicles for the benefit of society and not for private use.

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According to him, any leader who cannot secure the lives and properties of citizens has no business in governance.

“We are not just concentrating on infrastructure; we are not only concentrating on bringing development to the hinterland; we are also concentrating on providing security to protect lives and properties,” he said, adding that while it is not the responsibility of Mr. President, or himself to go and identify where the criminals are and engage them, “it is our responsibility to provide the tools for the security agencies to confront these criminals and make sure we sleep with our eyes closed”.

Speaking on behalf of the security agencies, the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Benneth Igweh, thanked Wike for the continued support to security agencies in the FCT.

Igweh, who was represented by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Kayode Ojakinwa, assured that the security agencies would make the best use of the vehicles for the security of all.

The FCT Police Command received 24 vehicles, Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) received 8, Advance Party/Security Monitoring, FCT Administration received 6, and the Department of State Services received 5.

Additionally, the Guard Brigade of the Nigerian Army received 3 vehicles, while the Nigeria Air Force, 005, Abuja, Naval Unit, Nigerian Immigration Service, and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) received 1 each.

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