The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu, has said that Abuja is one of the safest capital cities in the world.
Adamu who was reacting to media reports on the spate of kidnappings in the FCT, assures that the capital territory is not under siege from criminals. In a statement issued on Monday by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba, the IGP said there’s a robust security architecture in place to deal with any threat to lives and properties in the city.
The statement reads,
“The Inspector General of Police has stated unequivocally that the Federal Capital Territory is safe, secure and not under any form of siege.
”This assertion comes against the backdrop of recent speculations in some sections of the media, particularly the Social Media, of an upsurge in crime rate within and around the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
“While observing that, like other climes across the World, the country has its security challenges, the IGP however noted 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. He however enjoins all law-abiding citizens and visitors alike to go about their lawful endeavours without any fear or apprehension”.