Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Nyesom Wike, said President Bola Tinubu had given the nod to the emergency procurement of digital tracking tools to mitigate rising kidnapping and insecurity.

Wike disclosed this on Monday at a media briefing in Abuja.

According to him, facilities to track criminals are unavailable in FCTA except at the Police Headquarters and Office of the National Security Adviser.

He said: “So many facilities were not provided. Vehicles for the security agencies are not there. You cannot believe that equipment to track criminals is not there. When anything happens, they return to the Office of the National Security Adviser or the Force Headquarters. That is not the way it is supposed to be.

“Again, before we came on board, the police had said that they had requested the procurement of a certain number of motorcycles where vehicles cannot get to the remote and mountainous areas. Unfortunately, they were not provided, but we will do that now.

“Security is not just this equipment. You also have to motivate the personnel. I don’t want to discuss the strategies because we are discussing security now.”

The development comes amid a spike in insecurity in the nation’s capital.

DAILY POST reports that the Senate summoned Wike concerning the surge in insecurity.

Meanwhile, efforts by the security agencies led to the recent rescue of abducted Abuja residents.

Abuja kidnapping: ‘Tinubu approves procurement of digital tracking tools’ – Wike

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