Governor Aminu Masari of Katsina State has mentioned Nigeria is economically enticing to kidnappers and bandtry within the Sahel area of Africa.
Masari defined that kidnappers discover Nigeria enticing as a result of the nation is the richest nation within the Sahel area of Africa.
He spoke throughout his look on Channels Tv’s programme, Politics Right this moment.
The governor confused that banditry and kidnapping pays extra in Nigeria than different nations of the Sahel area.
Masari mentioned: “There are kidnappers, there are bandits round however have a look at the entire world and have a look at the place of Nigeria within the Sahelian area. Are we not the richest? So, the attraction even for kidnappers to return to Nigeria is there.
“If you happen to kidnap someone in Mali, the place are you going to get hundreds? If I kidnap you in Nigeria, I get tens of millions. So, all of us should rise to the event.
“In my state, the bandits kidnapped 4 family members of very senior authorities officers. After they can not get something to maintain themselves, they resort to high-profile kidnappings for cash in cities and cities. That’s one thing we should work exhausting to cease.”
Banditry and kidnapping have worsened within the North, with college students and residents being their goal.
Zamfara, Niger, Kebbi and Kaduna States have been essentially the most affected by banditry, whereas different areas of Nigeria have additionally skilled kidnapping.
Gov Masari provides purpose Nigeria is enticing to bandits, kidnappers