Helplessness of Security Agencies Make Victims of Kidnappers Pay Ransom, Says Shehu Sani

Former Senator representing Kaduna Central, Mr. Shehu Sani has disclosed that the helplessness of security agencies is the rationale behind families of victims paying ransom to kidnappers.

Mr. Sani made the statement on his X, formerly Twitter account on Thursday following the recent abduction of six sisters in Abuja that led to one of them being killed and other reported cases.

“If ransom is not paid to kidnappers, the lives of the hostages are at risk. If ransom is paid to kidnappers, it encourages other kidnappers to abduct more and makes the business of kidnapping more lucrative.

“Families of the victims of kidnappings will do anything to get their loved ones released in the event of the helplessness and hopelessness of the security agencies,” he stated.

He revealed that abductions for payment do not exist in some neighbouring countries due to the fact that their security agencies are serious-minded.

“Why are there no kidnappings for ransom in Benin republic, Niger, Chad and Cameroon? Because their security agencies are more serious and professional in the execution of their duties.”

Hope Ejairu

Hope Ejairu is a writer, sports analyst and journalist, with publications on print and digital media. He holds certifications in various media/journalism trainings, including AFP.

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