The Nigerian Bar Association, Bwari, Federal Capital Territory branch has expressed concern over the rising cases of insecurity in communities in the area council.
The PUNCH has, in the last few weeks, reported the abductions of residents in the area.
Specifically, on January 5, gunmen kidnapped no fewer than seven persons and shot two policemen in the Zuma 1 area of Bwari.
Lamenting the situation in a statement on Monday, the Chairman of the Bwari branch of the NBA, Paul Daudu, said it was disheartening to witness the erosion of peace in the area and the constant threat faced by its residents daily.
The statement read, “The Bwari branch of the Nigerian Bar Association (Cradle Bar) is deeply concerned about the escalating levels of insecurity in Bwari and its surrounding areas. The safety and well-being of the residents, including our members who reside and practise law in this community, are of paramount importance to us.
“In recent months, there has been a disturbing increase in criminal activities ranging from armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes. These incessant incidents of insecurity are not only causing distress among our members and residents but also hampering economic activities and social cohesion in our community.
” It is disheartening to witness the erosion of peace in Bwari and its environs and the constant threat faced by its residents daily. We can no longer sleep with closed eyes. We wish to State unequivocally that Bwari Area Council is home to some critical national assets like JAMB, Nigerian Law School Headquarters, and Veritas University amongst others. ”