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Taraba Governor Signs Death Sentence For Kidnappers

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Darius Ishaku, governor of Taraba state has signed into law, anti kidnapping act which provides capital punishment for offenders.

Hosea Ibi, a state lawmaker from Takum was kidnapped and killed by his abductors in January 2018, even after a ransom was paid.

In the past two years, no fewer than 20 persons, some of them government officials were kidnapped from their homes and on the roads while travelling.

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A statement by the Senior Special Assistant to the governor on Media and Publicity, Bala Dan Abu, said, “The law is intended to help contain kidnapping which is today a major concern in Taraba.

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“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.”

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