From Gbenga Omokhunu, Abuja
Succour has come the way of Pegi residents in Kuje Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja who have been experiencing series of kidnappings and deaths following the building of a bridge valued at millions of naira.
The development, according to findings will open up the area and prevent criminal activities.
On October 7 last year, a 44-year-old officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CSC Aku Attah, was shot dead by kidnappers who stormed the community and abducted nine persons. The victims were eventually released but it was not until after they had paid huge sums as ransom.
More recently, on June 24, 2020, specifically, four people, including two visitors, were abducted on their way out of the community.
The abducted four were released after 10 days and after they had paid ransoms.
Inaugurating the link bridge and access road project at the weekend, the resident Pastor, Living Faith Church, Pegi, Nimyel Nanfa said the initiative was to assist the people to enjoy the better infrastructure and curb crime.
He said if there was no good road network, robbery, kidnapping and other criminal activities would continue in the area.
Nanfa explained that Pegi community where the Church was located connect, Army Navy Estate and Abuja @30 housing estate, and need projects that could attract better activities that would develop the area.
“The church feels that constructing the link bridge will help to open up the place for good activities, members of the church contributed money and fund the project.
“This shows that if political office holders and the government support the community will have more projects that will have a direct impact on the people”.
Nanfa, however, urged Kuje Area Council Chairman and the Federal Captial Territory Administration (FCTA) to provide infrastructure to the people.
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