Dr. Peter Simon Maigari, the Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command, has vowed to rid Abuja of the seemingly constant menace of kidnapping and vandalism.
Maigari said he had met with the heads of several security services, including the Commissioner of Police, the Director of the State Security Service (SSS), and the Armed Forces, to discuss how to effectively tackle the threat, particularly in the Territory’s most notorious areas.
The remark was made by the New Commandant of the NSCDC in the FCT yesterday, while answering questions from journalists during an official familiarisation visit to the FCT Minister, Mallam Muhammad Musa Bello, in his office, in Area 11, Garki-Abuja.
According to him : “Vandals know that FCT is no longer a safe haven for them. And I want to assure the residents of the FCT that they will sleep with their two eyes closed.
“I’m coming from Kogi state, and if you know the history of Kogi, it’s a state that is bounded by nine border states including the FCT. You know what Kogi state used to be then, before I went there in 2019 as the Commandant.
“Then, the issue of kidnapping was so rampant, but when we got there, with collaboration with other sister security agencies, we were able to stem out the issue of kidnapping.
“And I can assure you that such will happen here (FCT). I’m already talking with other colleagues; Commissioner of Police, Director of State Security Service (SSS) and the Armed forces to see how we will rid the FCT of the menace.
“And I want to assure that my predecessor has laid a very solid foundation, and I’m going to be on it, as I’m coming with experience from several places I have been to.”
Maigari, who hails from Kaduna State, replaced Commandant Mathias Ohieme as the head of FCT Command of the NSCDC, had commanded the corps in Bauchi state, Kwara state and Kogi state, respectively.