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Kidnapping: Abuja suburb requests police division

Some residents lead security to route where kidnappers came through to kidnap some residents in Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje community of Gwagwalada area council on Thursday.
Some residents lead security to route where kidnappers came through to kidnap some residents in Anguwar Samu in Tungan-Maje community of Gwagwalada area council on Thursday.

Residents of Tungan Maje, a suburb of Gwagwalada Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), have called on the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to establish a police division to help tackle crime in the area.

The community has suffered series of kidnapping for ransom in the past few months and the people say they now live in fear.

Some residents who spoke with Daily Trust also expressed desire to meet with the FCT Commissioner of Police, Bala Ciroma.

The Chief of Tungan Maje, Alhaji Salisu Isiaku Na’annabi, debunked a newspaper publication that quoted unnamed sources claiming that his people decried the withdrawal of police from the community.

He clarified that the claim that the community’s members paid police N20,000 every day for feeding allowance during their assignment in the area was untrue.

He said, “The police special squad was not withdrawn from the area but was deployed to Kuje to carry out an assignment and they would return to the community when they are done.

Prof Ichado Sunday, a resident and leader of non indigenes in the community, said the FCT Police Command, the traditional ruler and prominent residents of the community had collaborated to ensure security of the area in the past months.

He stressed that the establishment of a police station would go a long way to address kidnapping and armed robbery in the area.

Barr David Aigbefoh, another resident, who said the community had provided land for the building of the police division, called on the IGP for speedy implementation and construction of the station.

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