Police to Install Tracking Devices in Lagos, Rivers to Check Growing Spate of Kidnapping

Police to Install Tracking Devices in Lagos, Rivers to Check Growing Spate of Kidnapping
Police to Install Tracking Devices in Lagos, Rivers to Check Growing Spate of Kidnapping

Police to Install Tracking Devices in Lagos, Rivers to Check Growing Spate of Kidnapping

In a move aimed at tackling the rising cases of kidnapping in Lagos and Rivers States, the Nigerian Police is installing tracking devices in both states, The Nation is reporting.

Speaking to journalists in Lagos, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, said the machines, which will enhance the police’s anti-kidnapping efforts, will become operative in few weeks.

He said, the Port Harcourt machine will handle cases in the Southsouth and Southeast, while that of Lagos will take care of the Southwest.

He also said the police is planning a national security summit to discuss ways of stemming the growing rate of kidnapping across the country.

 “Very soon, we are going to have a national security summit. Kidnapping seems to be a community problem. Over 90 per cent of victims have been rescued. I agree that it is becoming a major challenge. It cuts across the entire country. It has to be addressed in various forms.

It is not just the police or security agencies. Take, for instance, when the Turkish School students were kidnapped. That school is situated at the foot of a swamp. Despite that parents paid a huge amount of money, the school didn’t invest much in security.

So, we are going to use the summit to address these issues as well as others like the herdsmen and farmers issues. These issues are further dividing us as a nation and we need to solve them.

You cannot have the maximum support of security in an area without the support of the public. Everybody has one thing or the other to make our society safe.”

 

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