Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has stated that the commercialisation of kidnapping has made it nearly unattainable to finish the menace.
Talking throughout a go to by Rotary District Governor 9141 Nigeria on the Authorities Home, Port Harcourt, the state capital, on Monday, Governor Wike stated since kidnapping was now a enterprise, it may well solely be lowered to the barest minimal.
He stated, “It’s now unattainable to cease kidnapping in Nigeria. It’s now a enterprise. It has been commercialised.
“It’s now a serious enterprise. Everybody should accomplice with the federal government to make sure that we cut back it to the barest minimal. But it surely can’t be completely eradicated.”
Wike acknowledged that these concerned in kidnapping from safety experiences ranged from 16 to 22 years.
He added, “Take a look at what is going on throughout the nation. Kidnapping has taken over all states. When it began right here, it was politicised.
“However in the present day, it’s negatively affecting all states of the federation.
“Few days in the past, a Courtroom of Enchantment decide was kidnapped in Benin. Earlier than that, a Federal Excessive Courtroom decide was kidnapped. All of us should work collectively to cease this scourge.”
The Rivers State governor urged Rotary Nigeria to embark on enlightenment programmes to make sure that the youth have been educated on the hazards of violence and kidnapping.