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Insecurity: Abuja Police Station Has Only One Patrol Vehicle – Monarch Laments

Posted by Samuel on Sat 20th Jan, 2024 - tori.ng

While giving his remark during the townhall meeting attended by FCT minister, Nyemso Wike, on Friday, the monarch appealed to the FCT administration to provide more patrol vehicles to the police division in order to enhance their patrol in the area.

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Alhaji Muhammad Magaji, the Aguma of Gwagwalada area council, has highlighted that the Gwagwalada divisional police headquarters only has one patrol vehicle, despite the presence of federal government institutions and the influx of people into the council.

While giving his remark during the townhall meeting attended by FCT minister, Nyemso Wike, on Friday, the monarch appealed to the FCT administration to provide more patrol vehicles to the police division in order to enhance their patrol in the area.

“The honorable minister sir, I want to say something and I think the FCT commissioner of police is here. The Gwagwalada divisional police has one single patrol vehicle, which is painful,” he told the minister.

He also appealed to Wike to establish two additional police stations in the area, even as he also requested for construction a double lane from SDP junction to the university of Abuja teaching hospital in the area incase of any emergency.

Ealier in his welcome address, the chairman of Gwagwalada area council of the FCT, Alhaji Abubakar Jibrin Giri, said the constant synergy between the security agencies and the local vigilantes has helped in taming cases of kidnapping and banditry in the council.

He said security operatives and the local vigilantes has been working closely across various communities to checkmate any form of crime in the area.

He requested from the minister to come to the aid of the council in completing some of the FCDA abandoned projects, such as the St. Mary hospital – Market road and establishing of army base at Gwargwada boundary with Niger state in order to checkmate activities of bandits.

On his part, the minister said his administration is ever ready to tackle and checkmate any form crimes across the FCT.

He said the time is up for bandits and kidnappers informants, saying his administration will not rest on its oges to get rid of such informants.

He, therefore, directed the council chairman to liaise immediately with the FCT police commissioner, CP Haruna Garba, for two additional police stations will be established in the council.

The minister said new patrol vehicle would be provided to all the divisional police headquarters across the six area councils next week, even as he also directed the council chairman to send a list of some of the FCDA abandoned projects to his office next week Monday, for urgent action.



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