‘Some people benefitting from kidnapping, banditry in Nigeria’ – Senate President

Nigeria’s Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Tuesday, said some people are benefitting from the recurring cases of kidnapping and banditry across the country. He did not name these people.

He made this comment shortly after the confirmation of the newly appointed service chiefs at plenary.

The Senate confirmed the service chiefs after it adopted the report of the Senate joint committees on Defence, Army and Navy who screened the nominees.

The lawmaker was congratulating the new service chiefs and admonishing them to work hard and tackle insecurity in the country when he said ”some people are benefiting from the kidnappings and banditry”.

Although he did not mention the names of the supposed beneficiaries, Mr Lawan said ”the menace has since become an industry”.

“A situation whereby a group of people will go to a school and take over 300 students away on motorcycles is not accepted.

“Kidnapping without a trace is not acceptable. Something has to give because, apparently, this is becoming an industry, some people are benefiting from this and we have to unravel who these people are, and fight bandits and insurgents until we rescue our country,” he said.



– Premium Times

About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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