Mix feelings as Police IG declares FCT one of world’s safest capitals

The Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu has stated that the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) was safe, secure and not under any form of siege.
A press statement by the Force Public Relations Officer DCP Frank Mba, Monday in Abuja, said: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.

He said the police boss while observing that, “like other climes across the world, the Nigeria has its security challenges,” however, noting that a comprehensive analysis of crime statistics on major cities across the world indicate that Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates and remained indisputably one of the safest capital cities in the world. 

The spokesperson further stated that the IGP further observed that the FCT Police Command has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually rejigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes.

Adamu, however, enjoined all law-abiding citizens and visitors to go about their lawful endeavours without fear or apprehension.

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