The Minister of the FCT, Nyesom Wike, says the FCT Administration is taking steps to address security challenges affecting some sections of the territory.
The minister, urged residents not to panic, as government has taken measures to address the ugly situation.
Wike gave the assurance while addressing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, before a close 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.
“All of us are aware of the security situation in FCT, particularly in Bwari and some other areas that 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 that the meeting was expanded to include the Chairmen of the six area councils, because they also have a responsibility in ensuring peace and security in their areas.