Buhari's minister announces crucial move to tackle kidnapping in Nigeria

Buhari's minister announces crucial move to tackle kidnapping in Nigeria

- The federal government has taken a huge step to address the issue of kidnapping in Nigeria

- Muhammad Dingyadi, the minister of police affairs, revealed that CCTV cameras will be installed on major highways

- According to Dingyadi, President Buhari has already given the green light for the project

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In an attempt to curb the rising cases of kidnapping, the minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi said the federal government will install Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras on all major highways across Nigeria.

Dingyadi made the disclosure while speaking on Channels Television breakfast show, Sunrise Daily, on Tuesday, February 16.

According to the minister, President Muhammadu Buhari resuscitated the abandoned N470 billion CCTV project.

Buhari's minister announces crucial move to tackle kidnapping in Nigeria

Muhammad Dingyadi, minister of police affairs said the FG will install CCTV cameras to tackle kidnapping. Photo credit: @MinofPoliceNG
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He went on to note that the Nigerian government has entered into an agreement with NPS Technology Company to re-fix the abandoned CCTV project.

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Dingyadi explained that once the system is put in place, it will go a long to ensure that the number of kidnapping is reduced.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that a delegation of the federal government and the newly appointed service chiefs have met with northern governors in what seems like a spirited effort to end senseless killings and kidnapping of innocent Nigerians in some parts of the country.

The meeting which was held in Kaduna state on Monday, February 15, had in attendance governors of Kaduna, Zamfara, Kebbi, Katsina, Jigawa, Kano, Sokoto, and Plateau states.

The National Security Adviser (NSA), Babagana Monguno, northern traditional rulers and clerics were also part of the meeting.

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In a related development, Katsina state governor, Aminu Masari, said criminals now see kidnapping as a booming business in Nigeria.

Masari made the statement at a two-day security awareness seminar for Jumma’at Mosque Imams and other Islamic religious leaders in Katsina.

The governor condemned the rising insecurity in the country, especially the northwest.


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