No Criminal Element Can Threaten Bwari Again – FCT Police Boss Assures


The Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, CP Benneth Igweh has declared that following massive deployment of men and materials, no criminal element can threaten the people of the Bwari Area Council again.

CP Igweh also assured students and staff of Veritas University, situated in the Area Council that the ugly incidence of kidnappings in recent past in the Area Council will never repeat itself again as long as he remains the commissioner of police in the FCT.

Igweh, who gave the assurance when he received in audience the Vice Chancellor of Veritas University, Professor Hyacinth Ichoku in his office in Abuja, noted that Bwari Area council has been in the news in the last two months as result of activities of kidnappers.

It would be recalled that five daughters from one family were kidnapped from their home in Bwari last December with one of the daughters killed by the kidnappers when her parents could not raise the ransom money on time.

But speaking with Professor Ichoku, CP Igweh said he owed Veritas University protection, stressing that the police is determined to provide the needed protection.

In the words of Igweh; “There is no other place that we have done massive deployment like we have done in Bwari because of the uniqueness of that place.

“Apart from bordering Kaduna and Niger states, there are about four intuitions of higher learning there and a Federal Government Secondary School. But I can assure you that there is no force that can enter Bwari and threaten the people again” he said.

As part of the deployment of men and materials in the Bwari axis, CP Igweh said the FCT police command will create a base in Ushafa that will support the deployment in Bwari, adding that he was happy to announce that the people that ran away from their ancestral homes in Bwari villages and those that left Bwari town have returned to Bwari.

According to him; “We are not interested in fantasies. We are doing real policing. Tell your staff and students that they are in safe hands”.

The Police Commissioner commended the Vice Chancellor of Veritas University for assisting the Bwari Divisional Police Office and encourage him to do more.

Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of Veritas University, Rev. Fr Professor Hyacinth Ichoku thanked the commissioner of Police for the massive deployment of men and materials around the Veritas University.

Ichoku enjoined the police boss to look into vast areas and communities around the university that do not have police presence with a view to creating police station that would serve as a buffer between the communities in Bwari and the forests in Kaduna state.

A statement by Ben Agande, head, Corporate Affairs and Communications, quoted the Vice Chancellor as having pledged the University’s continued logistics support to the police and other security agencies in Bwari, saying; “it is better to support the police to do their job of protecting us than paying ransom to kidnappers”.

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