The Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria (HURIWA) has expressed deep concern over the increasing incidents of kidnappings in Abuja, labeling the nation’s capital as the “kidnappers’ capital of Nigeria.”
HURIWA highlighted the rise in armed abductions, the invasion of homes, and the failure of security forces to curb sophisticated crimes. The group called on the FCT Minister, Nyesom Wike, to focus on implementing effective measures to restore security, urging him to set aside political distractions and internal disputes.
The report cited specific incidents, including the recent abduction of 23 inhabitants in Dei-Dei village. It echoed the Senate’s call for an investigation into a failed CCTV project aimed at enhancing security. Senator Ned Nwoko’s statement expressing concern over the kidnapping of his Senior Legislative Aide adds to the urgency of the situation.
HURIWA concluded by urging Minister Wike to prioritize the fight against criminals, terrorists, and kidnappers in Abuja, drawing attention away from internal political conflicts.