Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Nyesom Wike, has said some persons working as informants for kidnappers have been arrested.
Wike revealed this during a town hall meeting with the Gwagwalada area council chairman and traditional rulers in Abuja.
Also present at the town hall meeting are security operatives, and residents of the Gwagwalada area council in Gwagwalada.
The former Rivers State governor did not give the exact number of persons arrested or where the arrest was made.
However, he assured residents of the Gwagwalada area not to panic, promising improvement in the security situation in the FCT in days to come.
Wike urged the commissioner of police to immediately set up two additional police divisions in the Gwagwalada area council.
This is the second visit Wike is making in the series of area council visits to discuss with residents and provide possible solutions to end insecurity in the FCT.
There have been a high rate of kidnapping in the FCT, with residents raising serious concerns about their safety.
On January 5, 2024, one Alhaji Mansoor Al-Kadriya was kidnapped together with his six children from their home at Zuma 1, on the outskirts of Bwari town in Abuja, shooting two policemen.
The kidnappers released Al-Kadriya to go and raise N60 million ransom to secure the release of his daughters.
One of the siblings, Nabeeha, a 400-level student of Biological Science at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, was killed by the bandits on Friday.
The deceased five sisters, including Najeebah, a 500-level Quantity Surveying student, and Nadherah, 300-level Zoology student, are still in captivity.