FCT not safe haven for kidnappers, vandals – NSCDC boss




The commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) command, Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, has vowed to swiftly rid Abuja, the nation’s capital city of the seemingly unending menace of kidnapping and vandalism.


Maigari said he is talking with heads of other security agencies such as; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service (SSS) and the Armed forces on how to effectively tackle of the menace in identified notorious areas of Abuja.


The new commandant of the NSCDC made the assertion Wednesday, while answering questions from journalists, during an official familiarisation visit to the FCT minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, in his office, in Area 11, Garki-Abuja.He stated that: “Vandals know that FCT is no longer a safe haven for them. And I want to assure the residents of the FCT that they will sleep with their two eyes closed.
“I’m coming from Kogi state, and if you know the history of Kogi, it is a state that is bounded by nine border states including the FCT. You know what Kogi state used to be then, before I went there in 2019 as the commandant.
“Then, the issue of kidnapping was so rampant, but when we got there, with collaboration with other sister security agencies, we were able to stem out the issue of kidnapping.


“And I can assure you that such will happen here (FCT). I’m already talking with colleagues; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service (SSS) and the Armed forces on how we will rid the FCT of the menace.
“And I want to assure you that my predecessor has laid a very solid foundation, and I’m going to build on it as I’m coming with experience from several places I have been to.”


Maigari, who hails from Kaduna state, replaced Commandant Mathias Ohieme, as the head of FCT command of the NSCDC. He had commanded the corps in Bauchi state, and Kogi state, respectively.