By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Minister of State, Dr. Ramatu Tijjani, has condemned the rising cases of abductions in Kuje area council of the Territory, calling on appealed to residents especially in the area to remain calm as efforts are in place to recover all victims of kidnappers.
In particular, Aliyu condemned in a strong terms the purported recent abduction of the former Vice Chairman of Kuje Area Council, Hon. Mohammed Baba, along side some members of the council’s legislative arm by unknown gunmen suspected to be kidnappers.
The Minister, who described the incident as unfortunate and heinous, however assured that the FCT Administration would take drastic measures to address the situation.
“It is regrettable and unfortunate that we are still having cases of abductions and kidnappings of innocent citizens in the Federal Capital Territory. It is regrettable because this is the seat of government and we must do everything possible to put to an end this senseless killings and abductions of residents in the Territory.
“However, I want to appeal to residents especially those in the area councils to remain calm, as the FCT Administration under the leadership of Malam Muhammad Musa Bello, is working assiduously to protect lives and property of residents. I want to assure you that the security agencies are on top of the situation,” the Minister said yesterday, in statement from her S.A Media, Austine Elemue.