Senator Dino Melaye cites Orders 42 & 52 and informed the Senate on the recent activities of kidnappers along Lokoja-Abuja road.


“On the 24th of September, 2019, 8 people were killed and 18 were kidnapped. We need to call on our security operatives to save Nigerians. We as a Senate stand to protect lives and properties.”- Senator Dino Melaye.
“Let us not do normal things, let us think outside the box. I am aware that kidnapping is not just Lokoja-Abuja. We are in a difficult situation and we sympathize with the relatives of the victims.”- Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe.

“Abuja is not safe, the small villages are not also safe. This motion is very important and very timely. My question is; why can’t we trace the kidnappers using technology? We should look for ways to combat this menace.”- Senator @mdgoje1

“We need to do something differently; we need to go back to that report of Ad-hoc Committee; we cannot go on like this. We need to give security agencies some more funds but insist on accountability. We must see how they utilize money.”-Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan.

“We must also insist that uniform people do not join the train. They should allow the ordinary people to use the train.”- Senate President, Dr. Ahmad Lawan.

Senate resolves to:

  1. Urge security agencies to adequately secure the Lokoja-Abuja express way and other roads in the country;
  2. Call on IG of Police to intensify efforts in protecting the lives and properties of every Nigerian;
  3. Urge the security agencies to use surveillance equipments and communication gadgets to track down these evil perpetrators of these acts;
  4. That the Nigerian immigration services and other relevant agencies should step up the monitoring of our borders to curb the inflow of immigrants;
  5. National Assembly should make adequate provision for the purchase of security equipment for security agencies;
  6. The Senate should come up with stringent anti-kidnapping legislation that will curb this menace; and
  7. The recommendation of the Ad-hoc Committee report on security should be implemented.

“Time has come for our security operatives to go technological; Technology like drones should be deployed to enhance the efficacy of their operations. We should continue to look at the restructuring of security architecture.”- Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan

“We need to look into more funding for our security agencies and insist on transparency and accountability.”- Senate President, @DrAhmadLawan.

Sen Dino Melaye cites Orders 42 & 52 to informed the Senate on activities of kidnappers along Lokoja-Abuja road

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