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Wike Allocates ₦20 Million Bounty to FCT Police Command for Capture of Wanted Kidnap Kingpins

Wike Allocates ₦20 Million Bounty to FCT Police Command
Minister of FCT, Nyesom Wike

The Commissioner for Police, FCT, CP Benneth Igweh, has extended heartfelt appreciation on behalf of the management and personnel of the FCT Police Command for the generous support extended by the Minister of the FCT, Chief Barr. Nyesom Ezenwo Wike. This support comes in the wake of the minister’s commitment to tackling the menace of crime within the nation’s capital, particularly in areas such as Bwari, Dutse Alhaji, and Kubwa.

Report Afrique reported that Minister Wike issued a directive to the FCT Command to apprehend or neutralize two notorious bandit/kidnapping kingpins who had been wreaking havoc in the Abuja vicinity. In a bold move, he put a bounty of twenty million naira (₦20 million) on each of the two wanted kidnappers on February 14, 2024. Following through on his promise, the minister ensured that action was taken, leading to the successful arrest of the wanted criminals.

A statement released by the FCT Command hailed the minister’s proactive leadership and commitment to the safety and security of residents. “The implementation of such measures reflects the minister’s unwavering dedication and responsiveness to ensuring the security and safety of residents,” the statement read.

The CP ensured that the funds allocated by the minister were distributed among the tactical teams and divisional police officers of the command, enhancing their capacity for improved service delivery. He reiterated the command’s dedication under his leadership to relentlessly pursue criminals and safeguard the well-being of residents.

Moreover, CP Igweh urged residents to remain vigilant and utilize police emergency lines to report any suspicious activities promptly. The provided contact numbers include: 08032003913, 08028940883, 08061581938, and 07057337653 for general emergencies, while PCB and CRU can be reached at 09022222352 and 08107314192, respectively.

The proactive stance taken by Minister Wike and the subsequent action by the FCT Command underscore the government’s commitment to tackling crime and ensuring the safety of residents. Such collaborative efforts between law enforcement agencies and government officials are essential in fostering a secure environment for all members of society.

The successful arrest of the wanted kidnappers serves as a testament to the effectiveness of coordinated efforts in combating criminal activities. It also sends a strong message to perpetrators that their actions will not go unpunished, and law enforcement agencies are resolute in their pursuit of justice.

In light of recent developments, residents are encouraged to cooperate with law enforcement authorities and remain vigilant in their communities. By working in unity, we can create a safer and more secure environment for everyone.

The FCT Police Command extends its sincere gratitude to Minister Wike for his continued support and reassures residents that it will spare no effort in the fight against crime and criminality. With unwavering commitment and collective action, we can overcome challenges and build a safer future for generations to come.

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