Residents of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, are living in fear as the security of the nation’s seat of power has continued to deteriorate, Daily Trust on Sunday reports.
The city center is not entirely spared as dare-devil car snatchers, armed robbers, and ‘one-chance’ criminals have continued to operate there.
Satellite towns across the six area councils are the worst hit as villagers, almost daily, fall prey to kidnappings, robbery, and bandits’ attacks.
Daily Trust on Sunday reports that in 2023 alone, no fewer than 36 people were killed and 339 others abducted from various communities in the territory.
Most affected were communities in Abaji, Bwari, Kuje, and Kwali Area Councils. There were also pockets of incidents at villages within Gwagwalada Area Council and Abuja Municipal Area Council (AMAC).
The situation has forced some residents of the affected villages to flee their homes and relocate for fear of further attacks by criminal elements.