Wike intensifies the fight against crime in Abuja


The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Barrister Ezenwo Nyesom Wike, has provided 100 motorbikes to security agencies and the Six Area Councils in the FCT to enhance efforts in combating crime in the nation’s capital.


On Monday, April 15, 2024, the FCT Minister delivered the gift in Abuja during a brief ceremony that the Area Council Chairmen and Heads of the Security Agencies attended.


Providing a detailed explanation of the distribution plan, the Minister stated that each of the six area councils would receive 10 bikes, which would be allocated to their respective vigilante groups.


The police force will also receive 30 motorcycles.

He stated that the Department of State Security (DSS) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will each receive a total of five motorbikes.


Wike expressed confidence that the bikes will contribute to enhancing the security situation in the nation’s capital.

He asked the recipients to guarantee that the motorcycles are only used for combating crime in rural regions.


According to him, the rural areas of the FCT are at a higher risk of crime because of their isolated and challenging landscape, he called on the security agencies to provide them with the necessary protection.


Furthermore, he urged the Chairmen of the Area Councils to allocate the bikes to vigilante groups within their respective councils, assuring them that the FCT Administration will provide support for those who utilize the motorcycles.

He expressed his desire to not receive any reports tomorrow about the bikes missing again.

I prefer not to listen to such stories, as there have been instances where automobiles have been distributed and then gone missing.


Please employ these bikes to combat criminal activity in the designated regions, i strongly encourage you to utilise it effectively and refrain from employing it for commercial endeavours.


The Minister revealed that patrol cars will be available for presentation to the security agencies in the coming weeks to enhance the efforts against crime and illegal activities.

He promised to make more provisions in the future, even though the current allocation might not be sufficient.

We plan to distribute the cars to security agencies in the next two weeks.

By Nnaemeka Odenigbo


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