IGP wants strict laws against kidnapping

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IGP wants strict laws against kidnapping

IGP wants strict laws against kidnapping

On Wednesday, Muhammad Adamu, who is the Inspector General of Police, called for a tough and strict laws against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from illegal acts.

So far, some states like Edo and Zamfara have indicated death penalty as punishment for kidnappers.

Frank Mba, who’s the Force Public Relations Officer, made it known via a statement that the police chief made this call while speaking to a delegation of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Nasarawa State Chapter, which was led by Aminu Maifata, who paid him the traditional Salah visit in his official quarters in Abuja.

He noted that the measure has become so necessary due to the increasing forms of crimes by criminal elements in the society.

The IGP also praised the successes recorded so far by the “Operation Puff Adder” in the ongoing fight against criminal elements across the country.

He made it known that since the launching of the Operation Puff Adder on April 5, a total of 63 kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt by police operatives, while 2,175 suspects were arrested for various offences.

He stated that the offences includes kidnapping, 852 people; armed robbery, 865 people; murder, 359 people and cultism, 99 people.

IGP wants strict laws against kidnapping

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