IGP to appear before Senate over kidnappings across Nigeria

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…to find lasting solution to menace of kidnapping

Nigerian Senate has invited the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to appear before them for a briefing over the spate of kidnappings across Nigeria.

The lawmakers said the invitation is to help find a lasting solution to the menace of ongoing kidnapping in the country.

…….Motion sponsored by Shehu Sani, tagged “senseless killing by armed bandits

The IGP’s invitation is one of the many resolutions reached after deliberation on a motion on “senseless killing of a Briton and the abduction of three others in a Holiday Resort in Kaduna State by armed bandits.”

The motion was sponsored by Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the red chambers.

Leading the debate, Mr Sani said attacks on individuals, houses, and villages have become too many and not one suspect has been prosecuted for the crime.

He expressed worry that the bandits tend to be gaining more courage to perpetuate their acts “due to their acclaimed superior firepower.”

……Kajuru and Kaduna under siege 

While stating that Kajuru and Kaduna State are under siege, he said the northern part of Nigeria has become a theatre of killings and kidnappings.

In his remark, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said the recent happenings were not the first time a non-Nigerian (especially construction/aid workers) was kidnapped in the country.

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The Briton, Faye Mooney, an aid worker, was killed in Kajuru Castle, a recreational location in Kaduna State last week.

The armed bandits killed Ms Mooney, Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian training assistant with the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO), and kidnapped three others.

……resolve to immediately deploy drones to track kidnappers

The Senate also resolved to urge security agencies to immediately deploy the use of drones and interceptors in tracking kidnappers asking for ransom.

The Senate also resolved to fast-track the concurrence of the Police Reform and the Police Trust Fund Bills with the House of Representatives for transmission to the president for assent.

…..TELCOs to provide information on kidnappers’ hideout 

Other resolutions are to “urge telecommunications companies to provide security agencies with information in areas where there are kidnappings”, and “urge community leaders, traditional rulers and all stakeholders to co-operate with security agencies.”

The Senate, however, rejected a prayer to urge the executive to sign the Peace Corps Bill to engage the youth.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said he hoped that there would be cooperation from the IGP as he prayed for a strong relationship between the Senate and the security agencies.

P to appear before Senate over kidnappings across Nigeria

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…to find lasting solution to menace of kidnapping

Nigerian Senate has invited the Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, to appear before them for a briefing over the spate of kidnappings across Nigeria.

The lawmakers said the invitation is to help find a lasting solution to the menace of ongoing kidnapping in the country.

…….Motion sponsored by Shehu Sani, tagged “senseless killing by armed bandits

The IGP’s invitation is one of the many resolutions reached after deliberation on a motion on “senseless killing of a Briton and the abduction of three others in a Holiday Resort in Kaduna State by armed bandits.”

The motion was sponsored by Shehu Sani representing Kaduna Central in the red chambers.

Leading the debate, Mr Sani said attacks on individuals, houses, and villages have become too many and not one suspect has been prosecuted for the crime.

He expressed worry that the bandits tend to be gaining more courage to perpetuate their acts “due to their acclaimed superior firepower.”

……Kajuru and Kaduna under siege 

While stating that Kajuru and Kaduna State are under siege, he said the northern part of Nigeria has become a theatre of killings and kidnappings.

In his remark, the Deputy Senate President, Ike Ekweremadu, said the recent happenings were not the first time a non-Nigerian (especially construction/aid workers) was kidnapped in the country.

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The Briton, Faye Mooney, an aid worker, was killed in Kajuru Castle, a recreational location in Kaduna State last week.

The armed bandits killed Ms Mooney, Matthew Oguche, a Nigerian training assistant with the International NGO Safety Organisation (INSO), and kidnapped three others.

……resolve to immediately deploy drones to track kidnappers

The Senate also resolved to urge security agencies to immediately deploy the use of drones and interceptors in tracking kidnappers asking for ransom.

The Senate also resolved to fast-track the concurrence of the Police Reform and the Police Trust Fund Bills with the House of Representatives for transmission to the president for assent.

…..TELCOs to provide information on kidnappers’ hideout 

Other resolutions are to “urge telecommunications companies to provide security agencies with information in areas where there are kidnappings”, and “urge community leaders, traditional rulers and all stakeholders to co-operate with security agencies.”

The Senate, however, rejected a prayer to urge the executive to sign the Peace Corps Bill to engage the youth.

The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, said he hoped that there would be cooperation from the IGP as he prayed for a strong relationship between the Senate and the security agencies.

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