The Government of Kwara State has indicated its intention to put a stiffer law in place which will fight kidnapping and other crimes in the state.
This was contsined in a statement by Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Alhaji Rafiu Ajakaiye, sighted by The DEFENDER on Saturday, issued as the governor’s reaction to the freedom from Kidnappers’ den of someTurkish nationals, who were kidnapped in Edu Local Government Area of Kwara State few days back.
The statement said: “The Kwara State Government is elated at the freedom of the four Turkish nationals recently abducted in Edu Local Government of the state. We thank the Almighty God for crowning all our efforts with success.
“The government thanks the security agencies and members of the vigilante groups for their efforts, and the locals for volunteering very useful information that led to the unconditional release of the abductees.
“This is a horrible crime against the innocent victims who had their freedom curtailed. The government also views the development as an assault on the peace-loving people of Kwara State and it will not go unpunished.
“The state government may therefore review and strengthen all relevant laws to ensure that anyone convicted of kidnapping is swiftly and severely punished in accordance with the law, keeping in mind the need to ensure the security of life and property in the state.
“Finally, the government urges the people of the state to be vigilant and to report any suspicious movement or strange persons to the nearby security posts,” he said.