The Nigerian capital has increasingly become unsafe for residents and visitors in recent weeks due to rising cases of crime.
This is as pickpockets have on Thursday, October 6 stolen the mobile phone of a former Nigerian vice president, Namadi Sambo, at the NAF Conference Center, Abuja.
The former vice president was invited as a guest of honour at the public presentation of biography and launching of Solomon Lar Leadership Institute.
The news of of the theft was revealed by one of the invited guests, Senator Shehu Sani, on his verified Twitter handle.
“It’s incredible that someone can breach the tight security line and steal the phone of the former VP Sambo at the ongoing late Governor Solomon Lar Book launch in Abuja.”