Kidnapping: Abuja remains one of the safest cities in the world – IGP




Mohammed Adamu, inspector-general of police (IGP) Credit: BBC

The Inspector-general of police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu says despite reported cases of kidnapping in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja remains one of the safest capital cities in the world.

Adamu said this on Monday in a statement signed by police spokesman, Frank Mba.

The IGP, who was reacting to reported cases of Kidnapping in Abuja in recent times, stated that “comprehensive analysis of crime statistics on major cities across the world would reveal that Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates and remains indisputably one of the safest capital cities in the world”.

The statement read: “While observing that, like other climes across the world, the country has its security challenges, the IGP, however, notes that a comprehensive analysis of crime statistics on major cities across the world would reveal that Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates and remains indisputably one of the safest capital cities in the world.

“The IGP further observes that the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually rejigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes.”

Adamu further asked residents to go about their lawful endeavours “without any fear or apprehension”.

Recall that about five persons were kidnapped in Abuja over the weekend with one of the victims paying $15,000 in bitcoin as ransom to the kidnappers.




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