“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.”
These were the words of the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, while reacting to deluge of stories making the rounds recently that Nigeria’s Federal Capital Territory was under kidnapping and armed robbery siege.
A statement today, September 16, by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, quoted the police boss as condemning the 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.
The Inspector General of Police insisted that the Federal Capital Territory is safe, secure and not under any form of siege even as he admitted that like other climes across the World, Nigeria as a country has its security challenges.
He stressed that the FCT Police Command has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually re-jigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes.
He enjoined all law-abiding citizens and visitors alike to go about their lawful endeavours without any fear or apprehension.