Senate to summon Wike over worsening insecurity in Abuja

The Senate is set to summon Minister Nyesom Wike following the escalating security challenges in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

This was revealed by the senator representing the FCT, Ireti Kingibe, during a Sunday interview on Channels TV.

Senator Kingibe, who was elected under the Labour Party (LP) platform, expressed concern about the recent surge in criminal activities, including kidnapping and killings, orchestrated by bandits within the nation’s capital. She said that upon the Senate’s return to plenary, the Minister would be summoned to provide a detailed account of his strategy to address the security crisis.

“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”, the Senator said.

Kingibe further disclosed that there is a perceived “disconnect” between herself and the FCT Minister. She accused Wike of neglecting her messages and letters regarding the security situation in the region.

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