In the wake of rampant kidnapping throughout Nigeria, the Senate on Wednesday, October 2, during plenary resolved to take some drastic measures to finally put an end to the life-threatening menace posed by criminals.
The decision of the Senate to frontally face the trend came after senators like Dino Melaye, Enyinnaya Abaribe and Muhammad Danjuma Goje called on the Upper Chamber to rise on behalf of Nigeria through the help of security agencies.
The senators complained of the lack of security along the Lokoja-Abuja road, suggesting that the security agencies in the country can make use of modern technology to track the criminals behind the crimes.
In the light of these, the Senate made the following resolve:
1. To call on security agencies to adequately safeguard the Lokoja-Abuja express way and other roads in the country.
2. To call on Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Adamu to intensify efforts in protecting the lives and properties of Nigerians.
3. To urge the security agencies to use surveillance equipment and communication gadgets to track criminals.
4. That the Nigerian Immigration Services (NIS) and related agencies should step up the monitoring of our borders to curb the inflow of illegal immigrants.
5. That the National Assembly should make adequate provision for the purchase of security equipment for security agencies.
6. That the Senate should come up with strict anti-kidnapping laws that will curb this menace.
7. The suggestions made by the Ad-hoc Committee on security should be carried out.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that some Abuja bound travellers on the Kotonkarfe area of Kogi state had been killed by some suspected kidnappers on the Lokoja-Abuja Expressway.
The armed kidnap suspects had laid siege on the highway opening fire on occupants of a Sharon vehicle coming from Port Harcourt to Abuja.
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