House of Representatives yesterday called on the Nigeria Police and other security outfits in the country to regularly beam their searchlight on the popular Abuja-Kaduna road in view of the incessant cases of kidnapping on the axis.
The resolution followed a motion of urgent public importance titled: ‘the Need to Curb the Incessant Kidnapping along Abuja-Kaduna road sponsored by Hon Mohammed Usman.
Leading the debate on the floor of the House, Usman argued that it was the constitutional responsibility of the federal government to protect lives and property.
He said it was unfortunate that despite measures from the state government, massive abduction still happen on the road.
Usman lamented that abduction had been on the increase because of the huge ransome being paid by victim’s relatives.
Lending his voice to the motion, Hon Baballe Bashir said the business had become so lucrative that kidnappers make up to N20-30 million on weekly basis.
He said kidnapping had become a nationwide menace that must be tackled squarely.
While speaking in favour of the motion, other lawmakers said there was need for constant security surveilance along the Abuja-Kaduna road to curb the menace.

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