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Reps task security agencies to curb kidnappings in FCT

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday mandated its Committees on Federal Capital Territory, National Security and Intelligence, and Police Affairs to formulate effective strategies aimed at minimizing the incidence of kidnapping in the state.

The resolution was reached following the adoption of a motion of urgent national importance by Hon. Ezechi Nnamdi from Delta State, titled “Urgent Need to Address Escalating Kidnapping and Killings of Kidnap Victims in the FCT.”

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During the lead debate, Hon. Nnamdi expressed deep concern over the rising cases of kidnappings across the country, emphasizing the recent incident within the Apo axis of the FCT.

He mentioned the kidnapping of Chris Agidi and his neighbors, which further escalated with unconfirmed reports of Agidi’s death relayed by the kidnappers.

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Hon. Nnamdi underscored the significance of the security challenge in the FCT, considering its status as the seat of power and housing the headquarters of all security agencies.

He urged urgent and comprehensive measures to address the root causes of these security challenges, ensuring the safety of residents in the FCT and the entire country.

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The House, in adopting the motion, called upon the Inspector General of Police, Commissioner for Police in the FCT, and other relevant security agencies to intensify efforts in ensuring the security of lives and property in the nation’s capital and the entire country.

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