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How Nyson Wike, Security Operatives Ignored Senator Kingibe Over Insecurity Alarm In Abuja

…told it was exaggerated, Wike, Yet To Respond To My Messages And Letters

Insecurity has worsened recently in Abuja but Kingibe claims efforts to reach Wike, who is the Minister of the FCT, have not yielded any results.

The lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Ireti Kingibe says there is a “disconnect” between her and Nyesom Wike, accusing the latter of ignoring her messages and letters in the wake of insecurity in the area.

The nation’s seat of power has been embroiled in heightened insecurity in recent months with kidnapping for ransom and armed robbery becoming a regular feature in Abuja.

But the lawmaker representing the FCT said when she raised concerns about security issues in Abuja; she was told that the issues were exaggerated.

“I remember a few months ago, I drew the attention of the minister (Nyesom Wike) – when he came for appropriation – to the fact that security is a priority. And I have been saying that for a long time. It started off with the people in Mpape being unable to sleep,” the Labour Party (LP) lawmaker said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“Some months back, the girl that was thrown out of a taxi from one chance eventually died.

“All these things I drew his attention to, but nothing was done until it got to the point where we are now.

“And I must commend the security agencies for doing something when we started to scream. But the truth is a little bit earlier, I tried to draw their attention and I was told that it was exaggerated and I said it couldn’t be because what I’m telling them, I did not get from social media. I got it from my constituents. But I’m glad that everybody, we are now all seems to be on the same page.

“They’re trying to take it all seriously, but a lot more needs to be done. Catching the kidnappers is just the symptom. We need to get to the root cause of what is causing all of this insecurity.”

Since the escalation of crimes in Abuja, police authorities have doubled up efforts to tame the tide, setting up special squads and deploying new tactics.

The moves appeared to be yielding results as some victims have been rescued and several suspects arrested.

Insecurity has worsened recently in Abuja but Kingibe claims efforts to reach Wike, who is the Minister of the FCT, have not yielded any results.

The lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Ireti Kingibe says there is a “disconnect” between her and Nyesom Wike, accusing the latter of ignoring her messages and letters in the wake of insecurity in the area.

“I have never met with the minister except when he came for appropriation. I have reached out to him several times. The minister for some reason thinks Senator Aduda is still the Senator of the FCT. Unfortunately, that’s not the case,” Senator Kingibe said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“I have WhatsApp messages, I have written him one or two letters and I don’t get any response,” she claimed.

She also said the Senate will invite Wike and security agencies over the worrying rate of insecurity in Abuja.

“When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committees specifically me, needs to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to give us their plans concerning security,” Senator Kingibe, elected under the Labour Party (LP), added.

“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.

“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan.”

Despite the growing worries about insecurity in Abuja, the Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi says there is no need for a state of emergency in the FCT.

…told it’s exaggerated, Wike Yet To Respond To My Messages And Letters

Senator Ireti Kingibe said her earlier alarm about insecurity in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was ignored.

Insecurity has worsened recently in Abuja but Kingibe claims efforts to reach Wike, who is the Minister of the FCT, have not yielded any results.

The lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Ireti Kingibe says there is a “disconnect” between her and Nyesom Wike, accusing the latter of ignoring her messages and letters in the wake of insecurity in the area.

The nation’s seat of power has been embroiled in heightened insecurity in recent months with kidnapping for ransom and armed robbery becoming a regular feature in Abuja.

But the lawmaker representing the FCT said when she raised concerns about security issues in Abuja; she was told that the issues were exaggerated.

“I remember a few months ago, I drew the attention of the minister (Nyesom Wike) – when he came for appropriation – to the fact that security is a priority. And I have been saying that for a long time. It started off with the people in Mpape being unable to sleep,” the Labour Party (LP) lawmaker said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“Some months back, the girl that was thrown out of a taxi from one chance that eventually died.

“All these things I drew his attention to, but nothing was done until it got to the point where we are now.

“And I must commend the security agencies for doing something when we started to scream. But the truth is a little bit earlier, I tried to draw their attention and I was told that it was exaggerated and I said it couldn’t be because what I’m telling them, I did not get from social media. I got it from my constituents. But I’m glad that everybody, we are now all seems to be on the same page.

“They’re trying to take it all seriously, but a lot more needs to be done. Catching the kidnappers is just the symptom. We need to get to the root cause of what is causing all of this insecurity.”

Since the escalation of crimes in Abuja, police authorities have doubled up efforts to tame the tide, setting up special squads and deploying new tactics.

The moves appeared to be yielding results as some victims have been rescued and several suspects arrested.

Insecurity has worsened recently in Abuja but Kingibe claims efforts to reach Wike, who is the Minister of the FCT, have not yielded any results.

The lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Senator Ireti Kingibe says there is a “disconnect” between her and Nyesom Wike, accusing the latter of ignoring her messages and letters in the wake of insecurity in the area.

“I have never met with the minister except when he came for appropriation. I have reached out to him several times. The minister for some reason thinks Senator Aduda is still the Senator of the FCT. Unfortunately, that’s not the case,” Senator Kingibe said on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics.

“I have WhatsApp messages, I have written him one or two letters and I don’t get any response,” she claimed.

She also said the Senate will invite Wike and security agencies over the worrying rate of insecurity in Abuja.

“When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committees specifically me, needs to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to give us their plans concerning security,” Senator Kingibe, elected under the Labour Party (LP), added.

“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.

“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan.”

Despite the growing worries about insecurity in Abuja, the Force spokesman Muyiwa Adejobi says there is no need for a state of emergency in the FCT.

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