JUST IN : Reps Members, Ministers, Service Chiefs, IG of Police in Closed-door Session


Members of the House of Representatives are currently in a closed-door session with the ministers of defence and interior as well as the four service chiefs over the spate of kidnappings in the country.

Also at the closed-door meeting are the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, and the Director General of the Department of State Security (DSS), Lawal Daura.

The House had last Thursday, summoned them, including the National Security Adviser (NSA), Maj Gen Babagana Monguno to address the lawmakers today in a closed-meeting.

The top security chiefs are expected to explain why kidnappers are having a field day, especially along the Abuja-Kaduna expressway, where they abduct people on daily basis and collect millions of naira as ransom.

The House had while adopting a motion by Minority Whip, Yakubu Barde (PDP, Kaduna), the House said the level of kidnappings in many parts of the country in recent time has reached an alarming level.

Only a fortnight ago, a member of the House from Kano State, Garba Umar Durbunde, was kidnapped about 50 kilometres to Kaduna from Abuja on his way to Kano. There were reports that several other people were kidnapped within the last two weeks.


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