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FCT Minister unleashes game-changing plan to crush kidnappers



The Minister of Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Nyesom Wike, has unveiled the stark reality of the ongoing battle against banditry and kidnappings within the FCT.

Explosive details emerged during a riveting media chat in Abuja, where Wike passionately pointed fingers at the crippling deficiencies in equipment and operational vehicles hindering the tireless efforts of security forces.

Wike, an unyielding advocate for justice, pinpointed the recent surge in kidnappings in border communities of the FCT to a debilitating lack of cutting-edge equipment for tracking criminals.

In an electrifying twist, he laid bare a groundbreaking development – President Bola Tinubu’s swift approval for emergency procurement that is set to revolutionize the fight against crime.

“The security landscape has been plagued by a shocking absence of vital facilities and operational vehicles for our brave security agencies,” exclaimed Wike. “Believe it or not, the tools to track criminals are woefully inadequate, forcing security agencies to scramble back and forth to the Office of the National Security Adviser or the Force Headquarters. This is an egregious oversight that cannot be tolerated.”

In an exclusive revelation, Wike disclosed that the approved procurement encompasses state-of-the-art digital tracking tools and operational vehicles designed to halt kidnappers in their tracks. “We’ve identified the specific needs of each security agency, and through this emergency procurement, we are arming them with the tools they need to combat crime effectively,” he affirmed.

The Minister, not content with merely addressing equipment shortages, underscored the significance of motivating security personnel for the success of operations. “Security is not just about equipment; our personnel need motivation,” he declared, adding a crucial layer to the multifaceted approach towards achieving comprehensive security.

Furthermore, Wike dropped a bombshell by revealing plans to establish a Joint Task Force equipped with a robust command and control structure, poised to respond swiftly to security emergencies. “We are forging ahead to establish a joint security outfit with its own structure and equipment. This task force will be primed and ready to spring into action when needed,” Wike declared with unwavering determination.

In a defiant tone, the minister acknowledged the financial implications and time investments required but emphasized that bridging this gap is paramount. “We’ve identified a significant gap, and we are committed to filling it,” he asserted, leaving the nation on the edge of anticipation for the impending transformation in the FCT’s war on crime.

Bolaji Farinloye

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