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.
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.
“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.”