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Senate President calls for tough action against kidnappers

03 March 2014, 07:44Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Senate President, David Mark, has renewed his call for stringent punishment for kidnappers.

The Senate President made the call at a funeral service at St. Mark’s Catholic Church, Abagana, Anambra State, for the late James Iloenyosi, who died at the hands of kidnappers.

“The unabating cases of kidnapping are a big shame. If stringent measure is not adopted the perpetrators will not stop. It is a big challenge to all of us. Government is there to take responsibilities, but the community cannot absolve itself from basic responsibilities. These kidnappers live among us.

"It is, therefore, incumbent on community leaders to fish them out. Today, it is Chief Iloenyosi, who knows the next victim tomorrow. That is why everybody must vow to say enough is enough and no more to kidnapping in Anambra,” Mark is quoted as saying.

The Senate President also urged all Nigerians to be combat-ready against terrorists ravaging the North-Eastern states of Borno, Yobe and Adamawa.

He was reacting to the latest attacks on Michika and Maiduguri in Adamawa and Borno.

He said the dimension of the renewed attacks had gone beyond human comprehension, but with cooperation and support of the citizenry the country can salvage the situation.

– CAJ News

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