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Lawmakers tackles security agencies over continued insecurity

The House of Representatives has directed security agencies to urgently get to the root of rampant kidnapping across the country.

This followed the unanimous adoption of a motion under matters of urgent public importance on the cases of unresolved kidnapping.

Presenting the motion, a member from Anambra State, Chris Emeka, said the incidences of kidnapping have caused great havoc to families of victims, thereby necessitating urgent action.

Mr Emeka said there have been reports of unresolved kidnappings across the country. He disclosed that the Labour Party candidate in the just concluded Anambra State governorship election, Obiora Agbasimalo, who was abducted by unknown persons, had yet to be found.

Mr The lawmaker told his colleagues that 5 engineers were also kidnapped on November 3 in Ebonyi State, and nothing has been heard about them till date.

According to him, the kidnappings in Anambra and the larger South East are pointers to the deteriorating security situation in the country.

Mr Emeka urged the House to mandate relevant committees to work with security agencies and report in six weeks.

Adopting the motion, the House described it as timely and reassured Nigerians of its commitment to the welfare and security of citizens in line with its legislative agenda.

Reporting by Ibrahim Shehu; editing by Muzha Kucha