Wike sets up 2 joint task forces on “one chance” robbery, kidnappings in FCT


The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, has taken proactive measures to enhance the safety and security of FCT residents by establishing two joint security task forces. This development was announced by the Commissioner of Police, FCT Command, Haruna Garba, during a briefing with journalists in Abuja after the FCT Security Council meeting.

One of the newly formed task forces is a Joint Task Force comprising all security agencies in the FCT, specifically focusing on addressing “one chance” activities—a criminal phenomenon involving fraudulent and often violent activities in public transportation. The second task force is aimed at curbing the activities of armed robbers, kidnappers, and various forms of crimes within the FCT and its surrounding areas.

The primary objective of these joint task forces is to eliminate criminal elements from the FCT, prevent cross-border crimes, and effectively tackle the menace of “one chance” activities within the region. Commissioner Garba emphasized that the FCT Security Council, under Wike’s leadership, deliberated extensively on strategies to ensure the safety and security of the residents.

Garba also noted that law enforcement efforts had already led to the arrest of some individuals involved in “one chance” activities, and these individuals would face prosecution once investigations are completed. He assured the residents of FCT that the joint task forces are committed to curbing all forms of criminality in the FCT and its surrounding areas.

Residents were given assurance that the task forces would take decisive action against “one chance” criminals, and significant improvements in the overall security situation of the FCT are anticipated in the coming days.

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