Nigeria: Abuja’s Disturbing Increase in Crime Rate

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), had been experiencing relative peace until recently when kidnappings, armed robbery, and other social vices began to reoccur in various parts of the territory. DAVID ADUGE-ANI, BLESSING BATURE, IGHO OYOYO AND CECILIA OGEZI look at the causes of the increasing criminal activities in the territory.

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the seat of power had been experiencing relative peace until recently when kidnapping, armed robbery, and other social vices began to spike in the federal capital city.

There have also been a rising number of abductions and robberies in recent times. Commuters particularly face a growing risk of being robbed in taxis operated by criminal elements commonly known as ‘One-Chance.’ The impunity with which the criminals operate suggests a crisis in the nation’s security architecture and a more intense pressure in the economic circumstances of the nation.

AllAfrica News