Senate Seeks Death Sentence For Kidnappers

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The Senate on Wednesday resolved to enact a legislation that would prescribe death penalty for kidnappers.

The resolution followed the submission and consideration of the report of the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence on the “unfortunate recurrence of kidnapping and hostage-taking in Nigeria.”

Senators were outraged that kidnapping and hostage-taking that were contained in the South South and South East geo-political zones of the country has become wide spread.

Senator Adamu Aliero (Kebbi Central), who spoke extensively against the phenomenon, proposed that the National Assembly should enact a law prescribing death penalty for kidnappers.

The proposal was promptly seconded by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West).

When Senate President, Abubakar Bukola Saraki, put the matter to vote, it was unanimously adopted by the lawmakers.


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