Insecurity: Our Efforts Will Soon Yield Positive Results – FCT Minister


Federal Capital Territory (FCT) minister of state, Mariya Mahmoud, has assured residents of Abuja that the efforts made by the FCT administration to address insecurity across the nation’s capital, will soon yield positive results.

The minister gave the assurance when she paid a visit to the family of Al-Kadriyar Mansoor, whose daughters were recently released after several days in kidnappers’ den.

Mahmoud said that since the reported cases of kidnapping in recent times, the FCT minister, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has been on his feet doing all that is necessary to improve on the security situation in the city centre including the satellite towns.

He said, “I am sure the people of FCT will also bear witness of our collective efforts in tackling insecurity. They have seen how we have been up and doing since this incident of kidnapping and other security matters. His Excellency, Barrister Nyesom Wike, has been on his feet.

“We have been doing all that is necessary to improve our security situation in FCT. All the support to be given to the security agencies has been put in place and also some materials and equipment they need to carry out their works are also in the process.”

“So, also the issue of access roads, we think will also improve the security situation in FCT and the satellite towns. I am sure you too have seen that the issue of kidnapping is going down, but we want it at a zero level,” she said.

The minister, however, expressed satisfaction over the victims’ state of health, noting that they are in a stable condition.

“We are here today in the house of Mr. Alkadriyar Mansoor, because of the tragedy that happened to the family. Precisely the issue of kidnapping of his five female children but released by the support of the government and family members.

“So, we have come to support the family and to tell them that the FCT Administration is with them. By and large, we are here to see how they are coping psychologically, mentally and also spiritually. And we thank Almighty Allah for their lives and health because they are in a stable condition,” she said.

The father of the children who was also a victim, Mr. Alkadriyar while responding, thanked the minister for the show of love, even as he called on the administration to extend the same to other victims.

He also called on the administration to equip the security agencies more, saying that the current equipment used by security agencies cannot measure up with the equipment used by the bandits.

“I am highly elated that the FCT Administration deemed it necessary to pay my family visit of which there are several other families who have been victims of kidnappers,” he said

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