Increased Kidnappings: Senate Summons IGP

Increased Kidnappings: Senate Summons IGP

The Senate has summoned the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase to brief on the increased security challenges in the country.


This followed a four prayer motion sponsored by Senator Andy Uba representing Anambra South senatorial district.

Uba while condemning the crime noted that kidnapping has assumed dangerous dimensions and is creepingly spreading to all states in the country.

He also expressed his worry and concern about the rate of general insecurity.

"These vices are beginning to assume the toga of legitimate business for employed youths, politically aggrieved persons and other greedy individuals.

"We need the Nigerian police to rise to the occasion and see kidnapping like terrorism.

"We must strive towards the attainment of a just society with equal opportunities for all, " he said.

Also, the Senate urged the traditional institutions, religious authorities and all Nigerians to be more vigilant and participate actively in the country's security.

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However, it condemned kidnapping in its entirety and commiserated with the families of those who have lost their loved ones to the perpetrators of this vice.

Meanwhile, the Senate urged the Federal Ministry of water resources to revisit proposed construction of Daisin Hausa Dam and any other dams that may cause flood, to take in the flood waters from Lagdo Dam in Cameroon.

It commended the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and other relevant agencies in creating awareness which has led to the reduction in casualty level.

Kidnapping is one of the major problems being experienced in Nigeria. Prominent and non prominent people are being kidnapped daily and the kidnappers demand a ransom for them to be released. Some have been lucky to return alive while some others have died in the hands of their kidnappers.


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