JUST IN: Wike holds town hall meeting in Abuja

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Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike, is currently hosting a town hall meeting with residents of Bwari Area Council to discuss the ongoing kidnapping and homicide in the area.

 

The meeting is also attended by Philip Aduda, a former senator representing the FCT, the Bwari Council of Chiefs, security agencies, and area council officials.

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Recall that public outcry had trailed reports of the deaths of Nabeeha Al-Kadriyar, who was kidnapped along with 22 others in the Bwari Area of the FCT, and 13-year-old Folasade Ariyo, who was kidnapped alongside eleven others, among whom were three of her siblings, and their mother at the Sagwari Estate Layout, in Dutse-Alhaji Area of Abuja.

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Following the killing of Folashade Ariyo, and two others, the kidnappers proceeded to demand N700m in ransom for the rest of the victims, after initially demanding N60m, leading the Father of the late Folashade, Mr Oladosu Ariyo, to solicit help from the Nigerian Bar Association.

 

The meeting is said to find a lasting solution to the insecurity in the national capital.

 

More details to follow…

 

 

 

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