Residents of Kuje Area Council of the FCT on Tuesday decried the spate of theft and house breaking in the area.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there had been frequent robberies in several houses at the quarters behind the area council secretariat since April.
Some residents of the area whose houses where burgled recently expressed the need for the police in Kuje to intensify security measures in the area.
They said it was the duty of the police and Kuje Area Council Administration to protect lives and property.
One of them, Mr Andrew Gaza of Danladi Etsu Zhin Street said robbery in the area was a recent occurrence.
“The thieves gained access to my house late in the night through the window by tearing the net and removing the iron burglary. “They stole three of my phones, a Plasma TV, some documents and my travelling bags,” he said.
He urged security operatives to expedite action on the matter.
Mr Max Amuchie of Eagle House Street said his house was robbed more than once and that many of his valuables were stolen.
He said it was worrisome that cases of theft were becoming rampant in the area where past and a serving local government chairmen are residing.
“This is the second time my house has been robbed in less than one month.
“ The perpetrators always gain access to my house through an empty house next to mine.
“They made away with my plasma TV, two phones, a camera, a DVD video player and my wife’s jewellery,’’ Amuchie said.
Another resident, Mrs Turu Hanatu, complained that her house was burgled and her computer accessories stolen, stressing that the trend was becoming alarming in the area.
She said security operatives in the area council were not doing enough to protect lives and property, adding that appropriate measures should be taken to arrest future occurrence.