Nigerian Senate seeks death penalty for kidnappers  


In a bid to curb the incessant cases of kidnapping, the Senate yesterday resolved to enact a legislation prescribing  the death penalty for kidnappers.
Senators were outraged that kidnapping and hostage-taking, which used to be contained in the Southsouth and Southeast, was  becoming widespread.
Senator Adamu Aliero (Kebbi Central), who spoke, proposed that the National Assembly should enact a law prescribing the death penalty for kidnappers.
The proposal was seconded by Senator Dino Melaye (Kogi West) who asked the Senate to come up with measures to address kidnapping.

He said “kidnappers should die by firing squad or by hanging.

 When Senate President Bukola Saraki put it to vote, the prayer was unanimously adopted

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