This was following the adoption of recommendations of a report of by the Joint Committee on Police Affairs, National Security and Intelligence on the ‘unfortunate re-occurrence of kidnapping and hostage taking’.

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The report had only six recommendations, but most of the senators sued for stringent punishment to serve as deterrent which prompted the addition and adoption of the recommendation for death penalty.

The additional recommendation for capital punishment was proposed by Senator Adamu Alliero and adopted by the Senate.

During the plenary today, the Senate also adopted the recommendation that the funding of security agencies be taken as a priority project while efforts should be geared to create employment opportunity to teaming unemployed youths.

Senate also resolved that the security agencies should embark on training and retraining of their personnel while also urging state governments to enact laws to aid prosecution of kidnappers.

Source: Global Village Extra

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