Residents live in fear as kidnappers, bandits, ‘one-chance’ others ‘find feet’ in FCT
As security challenges continue to confront the entire nation, the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja is not left out as the city has been made uncomfortable for some residents by kidnappers, bandits and other criminal elements surrounding the territory.
More Worrisome is the Abuja-Kaduna Road which is believed to have become a hideout for criminals.
It was gathered that most times, kidnappers on that axis capitalize on the porousness of security and invade the nation’s capital to launch mayhem on Abuja residents.
It would be recalled that on December 29, Nigerian troops killed nine suspected bandits along the dreaded Abuja-Kaduna road as announced by the Kaduna State Government.
Communities close to this axis have suffered unrest many times over kidnapping and other criminal activities.
A resident of Nyanya, Mrs. Onyinye Peter told Daily Post correspondent that criminals in the area specialize in attacking people in their houses and snatching their gadgets and other valuables.
“You cannot even go to the market with your phone, we keep our good phones at home when going to some places,” she added.
Recall also that in the early 2020, an ATM user at Zenith Bank in Dutse Alhaji was kidnapped after he noticed money was being withdrawn from his account. On getting to the Zenith Bank at Dutse Alhaji, the criminals whisked him away. Till date, nothing has been heard of him and no update has been provided by the security operatives under which jurisdiction the incident happened.
Car theft has become a relatively daily occurrence in the Capital city.