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Senate to question Police boss over kidnaps across Nigeria

Following reported cases of kidnap of Nigerian citizens in many parts of the country, the upper law making body, the Senate has invited the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, for questioning over the ugly development that is obviously increasing.

Senators said the invitation is to help proffer lasting solution to the menace.

In arriving at the resolution to invite the Police top boss, it was observed that the “senseless killing of a Briton and the abduction of three others in a Holiday Resort in Kaduna State by armed bandits,” was quite worrisome.

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

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

Senator Shehu Sani who led the debate said attacks on individuals, houses, and villages have become too many and not one suspect has been prosecuted for the crime, and expressed worry that the bandits tend to be gaining more courage to perpetuate their acts “due to their acclaimed superior firepower.”

Senator Sani said if nothing is done, Nigeria will continue to be profiled as a terrorist state abroad.

“This nation’s security has been breached. Tourists who have plans of coming to Nigeria will now think twice before coming. And this is affecting our economy.