The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, has called for tougher laws against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from illegal acts.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement said the police boss made the call on Wednesday while addressing a delegation of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Nasarawa State Chapter, led by Aminu Maifata, who paid him the traditional Salah visit in his official quarters in Abuja.
He said that if enacted, the act would be a strong disincentive to potential kidnappers and other violent criminals.
The police boss noted that the call has become necessary against the increasingly daring resort to these forms of crimes by criminal elements in the society.
He said that the police was rejigging their strategies to ensure proactive interception of illicit weapons coming into country.
According to him, a good number of the cases are already being prosecuted in courts across the country, while others are still under investigation.
He commended his men for a good job and the public for their support to police and other security agencies in the country.