The House of Representatives have called on the Federal Government to declare a state of emergency on kidnapping in the country to curb escalating cases.
It said the police, the armed forces and telecommunications service providers should also convene a national security summit to find urgent solutions to rising kidnapping incidents.
Aside identifying the harsh economic realities of today as a factor, members observed that criminals found kidnapping to be “more lucrative these days than armed robbery.”
A member from Ondo State, Mr. BABATUNDE KOLAWOLE, had raised the issue on the floor under matters of urgent public importance to set a debate in motion.
Members endorsed the motion in a unanimous voice vote at the session, which was presided over by the Speaker, YAKUBU DOGARA.