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Senate will summon Wike over increased kidnapping in Abuja – Senator Kingibe

Senator Ireti Kingibe has said the Senate will summon the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, over the rising spate of insecurity in the nation’s capital.

Kingibe stated this on Sunday, January 22 while being interviewed on Channels Television’s Politics Today programme.

The lawmaker representing the Federal Capital Territory, was reacting to questions raised about the increase in cases of abduction in Abuja lately.

She said the Senate when it resumes plenary will summon Wike and heads of security agencies and they are expected to have a plan to tackle the insecurity.

She said; “When the Senate resumes, I plan that the (Senate) FCT committee specifically needs to sit with the two ministers and the security agencies for them to give us their plans concerning security.

“It is not that I am hoping. I know he will be summoned. But whether he responds or not is a different matter entirely. But as the chief security officer of the FCT, he should have a plan.

“He should be able to tell us, the committee, and specifically me, that this is the plan for protecting the people of the FCT. Between him, the police commissioner, and the head of the DSS, they must have a plan.”

Kingibe who commended the security agencies for their efforts, however stressed that a lot needs to be done to tackle insecurity in the nation’s capital.

She added; “I must commend the security agencies for doing something when we started to scream. But the truth is a little bit earlier, I tried to draw their attention and I was told that it was exaggerated, and I said it couldn’t be because what I’m telling them, I did not get from social media.

“I got it from my constituents. But I’m glad that everybody, we are now all seem to be on the same page. They’re trying to take it all seriously, but a lot more needs to be done. Catching the kidnappers is just the symptom. We need to get to the root cause of what is causing all of this insecurity.”