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Senate will summon Wike, others over insecurity in Abuja – Kingibe

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Senator Ireti Kingibe said the Senate will summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Nyesom Wike, and security agencies over the disturbing issues of insecurity in the nation’s capital.

Kingibe disclosed this in an interview on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics during the weekend.

The lawmaker, who represents the FCT, said upon resumption later in the month, the Senate will invite them to explain his plans to secure the area.

She said, “When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committees, specifically me, need to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to give us their plans concerning security.

“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.

“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan.”

The lawmaker, however, commended the security agencies for their efforts in stamping out crime in the FCT. But she said before things got heated, she had raised an alarm over insecurity in Abuja.

She said, “And I must commend the security agencies for doing something when we started to scream. But the truth is a little bit earlier, I tried to draw their attention and I was told that it was exaggerated.

“… and I said it couldn’t be because what I’m telling them, I did not get from social media. I got it from my constituents. But I’m glad that everybody is now on the same page.

“They’re trying to take it all seriously, but a lot more needs to be done. Catching the kidnappers is just the symptom. We need to get to the root cause of what is causing all of this insecurity.”

Recall that Abuja has been in the news over the rising rate of insecurity in the area.

But police authorities have made some progress in fighting insecurity, arresting some suspects, and rescuing abducted victims.

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