Wike Hands Over 100 Bikes To Vigilance Groups, Others

Wike Hands Over 100 Bikes To Vigilance Groups, Others

by Ololade Adebeshin
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Wike Hands Over 100 Bikes To Vigilance Groups, Others


The Federal Capital Territory ( FCT) Minister, Nyesom Wike on Monday handed 100 bikes to Vigilance groups, the Police, Department of State Services( DSS) and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC).


This came three months after the Bwari stakeholders’ security town hall meeting, where he vowed to provide security operatives with every necessary tool and gadget needed to fight crimes in the rural areas of FCT.


Wike while pledging that in a few weeks, vehicles equipped to fight crimes will also be distributed, also warned that the bikes must not be used within the city centre, but strictly in rural areas that have hard-to-reach communities.


The Minister further warned Area Council chairmen to ensure that the bikes were used for the purpose, otherwise, he would withdraw the bikes.


He said; “Remember that security agencies requested for specialized motorcycles that will be used particularly in the rural areas. The vigilance teams will use them in the six Area Councils, and then the Police, the SSS, and the Civil Defence will also want to do theirs.


“Let me caution, particularly to the security agencies, I don’t want to hear stories tomorrow that the motorcycles are nowhere to be found again. I don’t want to hear such stories, because sometimes when you give out vehicles, before you know it, the vehicles are no more there.


“Please utilize these motorcycles to fight crimes in the areas you have identified. Ordinarily, the Chairmen of the Area Councils ought to handle this, but this is our support to them in the councils.


“Make sure that these motorcycles are given out to the vigilance teams, and we are going to provide logistics for those who are going to use these motorcycles. We are going to provide logistics for them.


“We have promised the residents of Abuja and the Area Councils that security is a priority for the Renewed Hope Agenda. Anything we can do to protect lives and properties; we are going to do it.


“So, I urge you to use it well and take it not for commercial purposes. I don’t want to see the motorcycles in the city here. It should be used in rural areas, so, they should not be used here.


“We are already trying to see how we can phase out motorcycles here, so please let it be taken to the rural areas. All the security agencies, the outposts, give it to them.


“We do not want to continue to hear excuses that the terrain is so bad, they require this and that and they have not been given. Now that you have been given, these may not be enough, we will continue to provide more.


“For vehicles, we believe by the next two weeks, the vehicles would have been ready to give out to the security agencies. For us, we will not relent until those who say we will not sleep, they too will also not sleep”.

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