The Senior Special Assistant to Kwara State Governor on Security Intelligence, Dr Abdulsalam Bolakale Suleiman, has advocated for adequate legislation in the country to deal with kidnapping and crime.
Abdulsalam, a security expert made the suggestion on Sunday in Ilorin on a radio programme as monitored by The AUTHORITY.
He observed that states across the country have various penalties for kidnapping but said if a legislation was passed by the National Assembly, it would ensure uniformity in the penalty and drastically reduce that aspect of criminality.
“Kidnapping is a global crime which initially started with liberation struggle in the Niger Delta before it graduated to where it is today. Let me commend the leadership of the Kwara State House of Assembly for its efforts to promulgate a law to eradicate the wave of crime in the state.
“Since the state assembly has promulgated the law against cultism, there has been sign of relief in tertiary institutions in the state.” He, however, stressed the need for security operatives to be equipped with modern armaments.