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Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by onuman: 4:55am On Jan 27
ABUJA - A CITY UNDER SIEGE BY KIDNAPPERS.
JANUARY 26, 2021 10:07 AM

Abuja is under siege. Terror lives and breathes here. Citizens are kidnapped every day from their homes but sadly, some of these tragedies escape outrage and alarm. There is a false sense of security in the federal capital territory (FCT) – the flawed assumption of safety – which has enabled the atrocities of bandits in the nation’s capital to persist without hysteria.


Security agencies – all with headquarters in Abuja – get away with non-performance as regards the FCT largely because of this false sense of security by residents. No one calls them out. Kidnappings happen and everyone carries on in the invalid hope that banditry cannot get much worse in the FCT. But these bandits have become bolder and more daring. They are inching into the heart of the city. Must we wait until Abuja and its orbiting communities become another Sambisa before the security agencies act?

As a matter of fact, these criminal onslaughts have been happening on the fringes of the city. But owing to a lack of response by security agencies; they have now metastasised like end-stage cancer. Abuja appears to be encircled by deadly outlaws who do not only steal but also extract blood from their victims to quench their vampiric thirst.

These abnormalities – banditry, kidnapping and armed robbery – have become a daily normal; more like the quotidian corollaries of city life. No one knows who the next victim will be. We are all like sitting ducks waiting for certain blitz. Abuja has never been this unsafe. The occurrences sound bizarre. Really, it is unsettling this is happening in the FCT. Bandits would go as far as Kubwa break into the house of their victim in the dead of night, kidnap them; march them all the way into the forest and demand ransom.


Some months ago, these brigands besieged the inner road of Life Camp – at the centre of Abuja! They shot at commuters and kidnapped some persons. And just a few days ago, the freebooters reigned unchecked for about three hours in an operation at Ushafa, Usman Dam area. They kidnapped at least two persons in that raid.

Last Saturday, the marauders attacked an orphanage in the nation’s capital in the cover of darkness, kidnapping seven children – all orphans. Such a painful tragedy. Who kidnaps orphans – who have no mother or father and who are all alone in this cruel world? I cannot imagine how traumatised those kids will be – the torture and the agony! And this is all because of a failed government. Yet again, no alarm, no outrage – because it happened in the FCT ‘’and all is well.’’

Last Friday, Abdullahi Sule, governor of Nasarawa, met with President Buhari. The distraught governor let out a bellow over Boko Haram’s incursion in his state. He said the terrorists were camping in Nasarawa, and that the group was using his state as a springboard to launch attacks. Nasarawa is the closest state to Abuja. In fact, much of Abuja is in Nasarawa and much of Nasarawa is in Abuja. That is how contiguous the two areas are. So, if terrorists are in Nasarawa, they are already at Abuja’s doors.


But what are the security agencies doing? Why did we allow things to deteriorate this far? Really, what is happening in the FCT calls for drastic measures. It is an emergency. Abuja is under siege. Why is the DSS which is dutiful in clamping down on protesters and agitators not alive in tackling the menace of banditry in the FCT? Why are the army and the police going after agitators in the south-east not as potent in dealing with bandits in Abuja? What is going on?

The south-east is reputed to be the most peaceful and safest region in Nigeria. In fact, it is rated to be the safest place to live in — in all of Nigeria — by the United Nations. But it is the same region that is being garrisoned by the military, the police and the DSS. Why the fixation on the south-east?

On Monday, there was a reported collision between soldiers and some agitators in Orlu, Imo state. The facts of the brush are still inchoate so I will refrain from passing judgment. But the loss of lives and property to violence stands condemned. However, I must say, the south-east has always been treated as a region that is at war – while it is not – by the Buhari administration. Security checkpoints everywhere; this is provocative. While in the suburbs of the FCT where there are enduring criminal attacks there is no security presence. What is really going on?

The security agencies should refocus their energy where it is exigently needed. Abuja is under siege.

Frederick Nwabufor.

https://www.thecable.ng/abuja-under-siege-by-bandits-but-dss-army-after-agitators-in-south-east/amp?fbclid=IwAR1UFQ5jkMPiKrH_vdpDPyzh02dOu7c9TIN2GzDAPuSDLjJI3GVV8naPau4

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by haryorbarmie83(m): 4:56am On Jan 27
This country is going the way of ussr. Security agents are mostly among these bandits, ex military men, dismissed military men, even retired.

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by CodeTemplar: 5:33am On Jan 27
The need to change service chiefs was obvious.
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Yujin(m): 5:49am On Jan 27
CodeTemplar:
The need to change service chiefs was obvious.
The change solves nothing because there's a script at play. 3 months is enough to know of any effect behind this change. Let everyone monitor the decisions from today.
Meanwhile, we who know their plans are keeping vigil and sticking to our defense as the days roll.

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Nbotee(m): 6:05am On Jan 27
Last year when a security report was leaked as to how there were now camps in and around Abuja city, the govt kept quiet. Kaduna is under siege, Niger state is under siege as no day passes without a report of attacks as some areas now report to leaving their homes at night for fear of attacks. Nassarawa recently admitted to the these criminals now camping and slowing carrying out activities in the state. The irony of it all is dat U barely read these reports in the media. What has d govt done so far about these camps ? Nothing .... But yet they can mobilise soldiers and policemen to go after ESN who are trying to help their region safe from these marauding criminals. Herdsmen and Bandits are all one and the same thing BOKO BARAM and they are playing out a script which the govt seems to pretend to b unaware of

Arewa247:
oga federal government are working tiredly to restore peace in both abuja and nasarawa.
The security agent more especially the soldiers are doing their best to get rid of those kidnappers at nasarawa.

Oh yes U are right, they are working TIREDLY dats y the Governor had to run down to Abuja to complain. Dats exactly why so many many villages in some LGAs in Niger State now run away from their villages becos the soldiers are working TIREDLY. Dats exactly why they look helpless. Tozo

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Elegosa111: 6:22am On Jan 27
This is getting worse

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by pansophist(m): 6:22am On Jan 27
And all they have to do is send military men to go attack ESN guys that are protecting their ancestral land. How clueless and daft can the Nigerian government be?

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by petertamtam6(m): 6:22am On Jan 27
Mu²

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by MANNABBQGRILLS: 6:22am On Jan 27
Our Humble Submission to the security issues in our darling nation,
Dealing with these security challenges requires a holistic engagement that addresses some systemic issues. However, in order to contend with the specific issues of the security situation and
the religious divides in our darling country, the international community will have to:

1. Encourage the Nigerian government to adopt a multi-pronged internal security and
counter-terrorism policy integrating political, civic, economic, humanitarian and regional
co-operation and emphasizing the accountability of internal security deployments.

2. Provide support to independent interfaith and co-existence initiatives as a credible platform
for managing religious tensions and promoting cooperation between religious groups.

3. Insist that the Nigerian Government take serious steps to ensure transparency and credible
anti-corruption efforts, especially in Nigeria’s petroleum sector, including the disclosure of
grand corruption in the management of the petroleum subsidy, and if necessary, making
this a pre-condition in on-going negotiations by Nigeria for access to multi-lateral.

4. The CHANGE we all seek for begins with us, report any suspicious movement or people in your vicinity.

Together we will win this war.
NIGERIA WILL SUCCEED.

We Rise!

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by civilserva: 6:22am On Jan 27
Fake
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Fheelzz(m): 6:22am On Jan 27
Wetin this people wan turn 9ja to, imagine a whole capital city

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by IMASTEX: 6:22am On Jan 27
Country getting worse by the day

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by janedonez(m): 6:22am On Jan 27
So bad
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by theFilmtric: 6:23am On Jan 27
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Reading

do you sleep on NL?
Talk any pro-bubu thing here make we see


theFilmtricsay
MANNABBQGRILLS:
Our Humble Submission to the security issues in our darling nation,
Dealing with these security challenges requires a holistic engagement that addresses some systemic issues. However, in order to contend with the specific issues of the security situation and
the religious divides in our darling country, the international community will have to:

1. Encourage the Nigerian government to adopt a multi-pronged internal security and
counter-terrorism policy integrating political, civic, economic, humanitarian and regional
co-operation and emphasizing the accountability of internal security deployments.

2. Provide support to independent interfaith and co-existence initiatives as a credible platform
for managing religious tensions and promoting cooperation between religious groups.

3. Insist that the Nigerian Government take serious steps to ensure transparency and credible
anti-corruption efforts, especially in Nigeria’s petroleum sector, including the disclosure of
grand corruption in the management of the petroleum subsidy, and if necessary, making
this a pre-condition in on-going negotiations by Nigeria for access to multi-lateral.

4. The CHANGE we all seek for begins with us, report any suspicious movement or people in your vicinity.

Together we will win this war.
NIGERIA WILL SUCCEED.

We Rise!
you made some sense this time around
Are you born again?
NLpolicewoman man
Be careful
Stop trolling me!


theFilmtricsay

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by ec0malchemist(m): 6:23am On Jan 27
The rate of insecurity in this country is quite alarming, I wonder what the security agencies are doing about it.


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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Xrangepro: 6:23am On Jan 27
Okay o
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by 100best4sure: 6:23am On Jan 27
Problem
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Macadamemmy(m): 6:24am On Jan 27
That dis junction all men for him self...

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by DropsMic(m): 6:24am On Jan 27
Naija don cast
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by GofuckYourself(m): 6:25am On Jan 27
so sad
We need good leaders who are ready to do the right thing

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by modrisco: 6:25am On Jan 27
Good morning ooo

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by dayleke: 6:26am On Jan 27
It is well

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by lexy2014: 6:26am On Jan 27
CodeTemplar:
The need to change service chiefs was obvious.

They are waiting for NIN/sim synchronisation before all this will end. Changing service chiefs is good but what about d commander in chief? Is he any better than d changed service chiefs? Is he interested in carrying out his duties as enshrined in section 14 (2b) of d constitution? As a leader, how is he getting d people around him to get things done instead of chasing shadows? Let's not make service chiefs d scape goat because these issues are first and foremost police matters which nepotism, deliberate negligence and corruption have been made to look too big for d police to handle

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by NLPoliceWoman: 6:27am On Jan 27
theFilmtric:

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Talk any pro-bubu thing here make dem swear for you


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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Racoon(m): 6:28am On Jan 27
Just imagine.So perhaps, only Aso Rock is the most secured place in Nigeria now.Meanwhile, they said there in no insecurity in Nigeria.However, security under Bubu is so inefficient that even Abuja is not safe.Meanwhile, they are majoring in the minor and minor in the major:
The south-east is reputed to be the most peaceful and safest region in Nigeria. In fact, it is rated to be the safest place to live in all of Nigeria by the United Nations.But it's the same region that is being garrisoned by the military, the police and the DSS. Why the fixation on the south-east?

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by omojesu202(m): 6:28am On Jan 27
it's scary
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by olaboy33(m): 6:28am On Jan 27
Security under Buhari, a former military general is in total shambles.

It wasn't even this bad under Jonathan.

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Crimrburster: 6:29am On Jan 27
Fulanis, no problem.

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Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by Queenlovely(f): 6:31am On Jan 27
why do Nigerians love bad news
Re: Abuja Under Siege Of Unchecked Kidnap Rings by dangotesmummy: 6:31am On Jan 27
Where's the fool that said Naija police is the best in the world?

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