Kidnapping: Kwara Assembly advises against night travelling

...Praises Abdulrazaq, El-Rufai, security agencies

Kwara State House of Assembly has advised Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq to sensitise the public on dangers inherent in late-night travelling, especially in areas identified as dark spots across the country to check prevalent security problem.

The House also commended prompt response and actions of Governors of Kwara and Kaduna states, Mallam Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq and Mallam Nasir El-Rufai that led to the release of seven indigenes of Offa abducted along Abuja -Kaduna highway.

The House made the commendation on Thursday in Ilorin following a Matter of General Public Importance, raised by a member representing Ojomu/Balogun Constituency, Prince Saheed Popoola on the seven abducted indigenes of Offa last week.

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The Speaker, Engr. Yakubu Danladi Salihu, while reading the Resolutions of the House, observed with delight that the political will demonstrated by the two Governors and Security agencies led to the early release of the abductees alive.

The House equally eulogised Offa Descendants Union and security agencies for their efforts at ensuring the early release of the victims.

Hon. Popoola had while raising the matter observed with displeasure that the kidnapping menace had become rampant to the extent that if not checked could destabilise the nation, pointing out that the recent cases of kidnapping across the country called for concern by all and sundry.

Other members who spoke on the matter emphasised the need for security agencies to intensify efforts in intelligence gathering, proactive measures, vigilance among the populace and more political will to exterminate the menace in the country.

The members, who spoke on the Matter, were members representing Essa/Shawo/ Igboidun, Kaiama/Kemanji/Wajibe, Oke -Ero, Irepodun, and Omupo Constituencies, Hons. Gbenga Yusuf, Abdullahi Haliru Danbaba, Raphael Olanrewaju- Adetiba, Felix Awodiji and Barrister Abdul Ganiyu Salahu.

The House equally in its Thursday’s sitting, received a Petition on “Unconstitutional Elongation of Tenure of Magistrates and Area Court Judges” in the state, presented by the House Leader, Hon Abubakar Olawoyin Mogaji.

The Speaker directed the Petition to the House Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary for investigation and report to the House, in 2 weeks.

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