The Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Nyesom Wike has begged residents of Abuja not to panic.
This followed series of kidnapping attacks on residents of the FCT.
Wike gave the assurance while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, before a closed-door emergency meeting with security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the FCT.
There has been a spike in the abduction and killing of residents by bandits, especially in Kuje and Bwari Area Councils.
The minister, who acknowledged the challenges, urged residents not to panic, as the government has taken measures to address the ugly situation.
“All of us are aware of the security situation in FCT, particularly in Bwari and some other areas where we have witnessed security challenges.
“Yes, I am aware that sometimes too, the press overblows what is happening but all of us are concerned and we owe a duty to make sure that FCT is safe.
“We will do all we can, and we assure Nigerians who reside here that there is no need for panic. We are taking every step to make sure that the challenges are resolved,” he said.
The minister explained that the meeting was to assess the security challenges in the FCT and adopt practical solutions.
He said the meeting was expanded to include the Chairmen of the six area councils because they also have a responsibility to ensure peace and security in their areas.
“So, we will put our heads together to come up with solutions; we are not sleeping, the security agencies are not sleeping, we will provide every support that they require to allay the fears of the residents,” he said.