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KIDNAPPINGS: NO RESPONSIBLE GOVT 'LL ALLOW IT – MARK

By NBF News

The Senate President, Senator David mark on Monday condemned the spate of kidnappings and abduction of Nigerians in recent times, saying that no responsible government will allow such to continue. The Senate president, therefore, tasked security operatives in the country to rise to the challenge and save the citizens of avoidable hostility in the hands of criminals.

'Enough of this embarrassment. We cannot continue to allow this to happen. Criminality of any form is condemnable. It cannot be our way of life. As it is now, everybody is a potential victim. The earlier we tackle the matter headlong and put it to an end, the better for all of us,' Senator Mark stressed.

Senator Mark, who was reacting to the kidnapping of five journalists in Abia State at the weekend, urged all Nigerians to rise to the occasion and curb the menace just as he appealed to the kidnappers to release forthwith the abducted journalists unconditionally.

According to Senator Mark, 'our security operatives must stand up and be counted as responsible and responsive agencies of government. Security agencies should comb all nook and cranny of this country and locate the hideouts of the kidnappers and bring them to book.'

The Senate president also called on communities, particularly traditional rulers, to join the fight against kidnapping, saying that; 'these people live in our midst. They live in our communities and all of us cannot continue to feign ignorance about the activities of criminals in our midst. Community leaders must take responsibility for this abnormality.'