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FCTA Launches Manhunt For Criminals In the City Center

…Removes Illegal Shanties, Apprehends 14 Suspects

The Federal Capital Territory Administration (FCTA) on Tuesday stormed some of the city’s most feared flashpoints, arresting 14 suspects, recovering dangerous weapons, and demolishing their shanties in what appeared to be a swift response to public outcry over the city’s ongoing criminal activities and attacks on residents.

The manhunt had the most impact on the Central Business, Wuse, and Jahi Districts, near Bolingo hotels and Church Gate Towers.

Several suspects were apprehended during the raid, which was led by Comrade Ikharo Attah, Chairman, FCT Ministerial Committee on City Sanitation, where he discovered that majority of the underdeveloped plots of land within the city center had been converted into criminal habitations.

Attah, who decried the speed with which criminals were illegally converting all accessible spots into hideouts, warned undeveloped plot owners to clear their plots of criminal activity and begin development.

He added that the revelations uncovered at some of the raided places were frightening, and he asked that the operation be ramped up with all resources available.

Malma Muhammad Musa Bello, the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, has underlined his determination to muster enough political will to put an end to the illegalities and criminalities, according to him

His words:” We discovered there have been so much intra-city robbery, so from our check we found that the criminals live among the people in shanties, so today we have to commence intensive operations around the Central Business, Wuse and Jahi Districts. 

” Most people in Abuja have experienced robbery experience and these places are where the criminals live. We found fresh Indian hem growing and suspected drug addits. 

” The FCT Minister is giving us enough political will to continue, so the illegalities can’t continue. Today’s operations were by two teams that have gone round the city, and have reduced the illegal shantiesby over 75 percent”.

Meanwhile, the Secretary FCT Command and Control, department of Security Services, Mr. Peter Olumuji, stated that the operations were in response to the residents complaints of incessant criminal attacks. 

He noted that the invasion of these criminal hideouts was to send a signal to all criminals that effective policing of the city has come to stay 

While saying that, the operations will not end until, until insecurity is frontally combated for all residents to have a sense of security and safety. 

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