Senate orders use of drones, interceptors to track kidnappers, others

Senate orders use of drones, interceptors to track kidnappers, others

- The Senate wants security agencies in Nigeria to adopt the use of drones and interceptors in curbing kidnappings and banditry

- The senators, who invited the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, lament the killing of Faye Mooney

- The upper legislative chamber pleads with traditional rulers and community leaders to make information available to security agencies

The Senate has asked the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) and other security bodies to adopt the use of drones and interceptors in the fight against kidnappings and armed banditry in the country.

The Senate also asked the law enforcement agencies in the country to protect foreign workers and tourists.

The resolution of the Senate followed the killing of a Briton, Faye Mooney, at the Kajuru Castle, Kaduna state recently.

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The senior lawmakers also urged the government to set up an inter-agency task force to tackle cases of banditry and kidnapping in Kaduna, Katsina, Zamfara and Niger states.

Daily Trust reports that the senators further asked security agencies to double their efforts to arrest those who perpetrated the recent attack on some people at the Kajuru castle which led to some deaths including that of Mooney and a Nigerian, Mathew Oguche.

While inviting the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, to brief them on the actions taken against kidnappings and banditry so far, they also urged for the immediate deployment of the techniques to track kidnappers asking for ransom.

The lawmakers asked the various telecommunications companies in the country to provide security agencies with information in areas to aid the police in the fight against kidnappings.

They pleaded with community leaders, traditional rulers and all stakeholders to cooperate with security agencies.

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Legit.ng earlier reported how the killers of Faye Mooney, who was a staff member of Mercy Corps Nigeria, in Kaduna state demanded N60 million ransom for the other three workers kidnapped.

The three workers were abducted on Friday, April 21 at a resort centre in Kujuru local government area of Kaduna state.

Meanwhile, Senator Sani, the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, Shehu Sani, warned intending tourists against visiting Kaduna state.

Sani said this in a tweet on Sunday, April 21, following the killing of the Briton.

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