Abuja kidnapping crisis: We’ve arrested kidnappers’ informants – Wike


The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, says some informants working for kidnappers in the nation’s capital have been arrested.

Wike disclosed this during a town hall meeting with stakeholders and residents in Gwagwalada Area Council of the FCT on Friday.

According to him, the end has come for kidnappers, bandits and their informants in the FCT.

“The President has asked me to assure you that he will not abandon you. So, all these criminals, be ready. Your time is up. If I say I will do something, I will do it. And now that I am here today, if you know you are an informant or even one of the criminals, the end has come for you. Security agencies and I will follow up so you won’t enter Gwagwalada again.

“Some of the people giving them information, we have arrested them. If they haven’t arrested you, it doesn’t mean we won’t arrest you tomorrow or even before we leave this place.”


The development comes amid the rise in kidnapping and insecurity in the FCT.

Newspot reported that tension gripped an Abuja community after kidnappers killed three of 10 abducted victims over the delay in the payment of over N700 million ransom.

Also, Naheeba Al-Kadriyar, a 400-level biological science student at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was recently killed by kidnappers in Abuja.

Meanwhile, the Police had pledged renewed efforts to address the situation.

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