Kidnapping: FG warns Nigerians against crowdfunding ransom

Kidnapping FG warns Nigerians against
crowdfunding ransom

The Federal Government has warned Nigerians against payment of ransom to kidnappers and bandits.

Minister of Defence, Muhammadu Badaru, who gave the warning at a press briefing after the Federal Executive Council in Abuja on Wednesday, January 17, said the payment would only embolden the culprits to demand more, thereby jeopardising public safety.

Badaru also said that President Bola Tinubu has directed security agencies to intensify efforts in flushing out the perpetrators of criminal acts in the society.

He said;
“Yesterday, we are aware Mr President
called us and all the service chiefs to
discuss this issue. So, concerted efforts is being done by security to stop it immediately.

“As you are aware, people are saying
FCT, FCT, these kidnappings happen
around the suburb, around locations
that are bothering Kaduna and Niger
states. And this is as a result of the
current operations going on in the
north west and some parts of north
central.

“The bandits are fleeing and they are
getting shelters around these areas and
the security agencies are working very
hard to push them out, block the
movement and finish this thing once
and for all.”

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