Abuja – Nigerian police are destroying buildings suspected to be the bases of kidnappers and robbers around the country.
Eight buildings have been destroyed this year.
The latest building to be demolished is in Ubulu-Uku in the Aniocha South Local Government Area.
Confirming the report, the State Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba, said an unspecified number of victims were also rescued from the property on Wednesday.
“The government has ordered the demolition of some identified operational bases of criminals around the country," he added.
A number of buildings have been destroyed in Ozoro, Kokori, Orogun and Warri.
Aduba said other buildings have been marked for demolition in Ogwashi-Uku and Onicha-Olona.
He cited such regulations as the Land Use Act, which gives government power to revoke rights to all land where crimes are committed.
The destruction of the properties follows the tough stance against kidnapping by the House of Assembly.
A recent bill stipulates the death penalty on kidnappers.
Crimes like this are rife in some parts of Nigeria where kidnappers usually demands ransom before they release victims.
– CAJ News