FCT Minister Nyesom Wike Asserts No Bail for Kidnappers, Promises Support for Law Enforcement

Federal Capital Territory Declares Zero Tolerance:

Kidnappers Will Face No Bail, Pledges Minister Nyesom Wike
In a resolute declaration, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, asserted during a security town hall meeting at the Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC) that there will be no bail for kidnappers apprehended in the territory.

This pronouncement underscores a firm commitment to addressing the menace of kidnapping within the region.

Historical Shift: Putting an End to Bail for Kidnappers

Minister Wike emphasized a departure from past practices, stating that gone are the days when kidnappers would be granted bail.

He expressed his unwavering determination to ensure that individuals involved in kidnapping activities face appropriate punishments, challenging the notion of bail for such serious offenses.

Government’s Support for Law Enforcement

During the town hall meeting, Minister Wike assured residents that the government is dedicated to providing all necessary resources to support security agencies in carrying out their duties effectively.

This commitment extends to supplying the essential logistics and communication gadgets required for law enforcement personnel to tackle kidnapping and related crimes.

Information Sharing as a Cornerstone of Security

Acknowledging the challenges faced by security agencies, Minister Wike highlighted the significance of information sharing.

He emphasized the role of Area Councils, traditional rulers, and his office in providing crucial information to security agencies.

The minister stressed that proactive actions can only be taken when there is timely and accurate information available.

Infrastructure Development for Enhanced Security

Beyond addressing punitive measures, Minister Wike pledged to invest in infrastructure for improved security.

In response to a request from the council chairman, Christopher Maikalangu, the minister committed to the construction of a police station and the development of access roads, aiming to bolster the overall security apparatus in the Federal Capital Territory.

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