Taraba State Governor, Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, on Wednesday July 3, 2019, signed into law a bill that prescribes death sentence for kidnapping and abduction offenders in the state.
This was disclosed by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Mr. Bala Abu.
The bill which was sponsored by Rt Hon Peter Abel Diah, speaker, Taraba State House of Assembly, and passed with overwhelming support by members of the assembly, is intended to help contain kidnapping which is today a major concern in Taraba.
Under the new law, anybody found guilty of abduction or kidnapping in the state will pay the supreme price for it.
The governor’s aide said that the law is a product of government’s concern about insecurity in the state, particularly, kidnapping for money which is rampant in the state and other parts of the country.
“In the past two years, not less than 20 persons, some of them government officials had been kidnapped from their homes and on the roads while travelling”.
“It is expected that the new law will go along way in checking this menace”.