The Senate, on Wednesday, summoned the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, and the Commissioner of Police, Benneth Igwe, over the murder of Chris Agidy, an aide to Senator Ned Nwoko, by some kidnappers.

The Senate resolved that the FCT Minister and the police commissioner should appear to brief the Red Chamber on the increasing cases of kidnapping in Nigeria’s capital city.

The Senate resolution followed a motion sponsored by Senator Nwoko on the kidnap and killing of his Senior Legislative Aide, Agidy.

Agidy was reportedly kidnapped along with 19 others in the Galadimawa area of Abuja in November 2023.

Following an exhaustive debate on Nwokolo’s motion, the Senate also resolved that the Inspector General of Police, Kayode Egbetokun, should urgently increase security patrols and surveillance within Abuja and across the nation as a proactive measure against kidnappings.

The Senate also directed the installation of CCTV cameras in strategic locations within and around Abuja highways, adding that the police should dedicate a three-digit emergency number for effective emergency response.

February 29, 2024

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