Kidnapping: Abuja Is The Safest City In The World, Says IGP
The Inspector-General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu says the Nigeria capital city, Abuja remains the safest cities in the world.
Adamu was reacting to the series of kidnapping reports, particularly the increasing abductions that took place over the weekend.
NAIJA CENTER NEWS had reported that five persons were abducted within 48 hours in Abuja on Saturday evening.
Among the abducted were two Quran students returning from lectures, Base University lecturer, and a politician’s daughter, Aishat
On Sunday, the Adamawa based politician paid a whooping sum of $15,000 in bitcoin as a ransom to the kidnappers.
Despite the reports, Adamu said in a statement on Monday that Abuja remained the safest city in the world.
The Inspector-General made the statement through the Police spokesman, Frank Mba.
He quoted IGP as saying that Abuja was one of the cities in the world where crime rates are very low.
The statement read: “While observing that, like other climes across the world, the country has its security challenges, the IGP, however, notes that a comprehensive analysis of crime statistics on major cities across the world would reveal that Abuja has one of the lowest crime rates and remains indisputably one of the safest capital cities in the world.
“The IGP further observes that the Federal Capital Territory Police Command has a robust anti-crime architecture which is continually rejigged to effectively tackle prevailing and emerging crimes.”
Adamu further asked residents to go about their lawful endeavours “without any fear or apprehension”.