By Ogar Monday; House of Assembly Correspondent
Following the recent kidnappings of Igbo indigenes in Cross River State, delegates of Abia origin under the auspices of Nzuko Ndi Abia have called on the house of assembly in the state to make laws that will tackle the menace for good.
The socio-political group made this call Wednesday in Calabar when they paid a courtesy visit to the speaker of the house, John Gaul Lebo where they called for expediency in action to flush out miscreants that have been terrorising the state and putting the good name of the state in disrepute.
“We want you to come up with a bill that would take care of these kidnappers to make sure they don’t thrive in this state” said the leader of the delegation and President, Nzuko Ndi Abia Calabar, Raymond Ntalamoh.
Responding, Lebo who said he regarded Nigerians of Abia extraction and all other persons from other part of the world doing legitimate business in the state as Cross Riverians, informed them that the assembly has since passed the anti-kidnapping law which prescribed death penalty for kidnappers and the subsequent demolition of whatever building is used for the kidnapping.
The speaker further added that the state government had procured additional 25 Hilux vehicles to assist the security agents in carrying out their duties, and that The Cross River State Homeland Security and Safety Agency Bill which will help in neighbourhood security is another move to curbing the spate of kidnapping.
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