First Lady Advocates For Stricter Punishment Against Kidnappers

Senator Remi Tinubu, First lady of Nigeria.
Senator Remi Tinubu, First lady of Nigeria.Vanguardngr

Amid Nigeria's rising threat of kidnapping and terrorism, First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu has strongly advocated for more severe penalties for violators. This was discussed during her meeting with senators from Lagos State on Friday, in Abuja, where she emphasized the need for laws to combat the growing danger.

"We should look into the laws we would bring up. On the issue of kidnapping, it is like we are in a war, a war against kidnapping and kidnappers," stated Sen Tinubu, highlighting the critical situation that demands immediate and effective legislative measures.

The visit by Senators Adetokunbo Abiru, Oluranti Adebule, and Sikiru Osinowo from Lagos provided an opportunity to address the actions that must be taken to ensure the safety and security of Nigerian people, particularly in light of recent kidnappings that have ravaged the country.

While delivering her speech on International Women's Day 2024, Senator Tinubu had advocated for capital punishment for kidnappers following the kidnapping of school children in Kaduna. "They are cowards. Our hearts bleed," she expressed, conveying the deep emotional impact of such heinous acts on families and the nation's future.

This call for stiffer punishments reflects a concerted effort to eliminate the threat of kidnapping and terrorism, with the goal of ensuring a safer, more prosperous future for all Nigerians.

As the country stands together in this struggle, the First Lady's meetings with Lagos State senators signals a significant step forward in the legislative process, perhaps leading to more strict laws that prohibits such illegal activities. The commitment of Nigeria's government and security forces paves a route to peace and stability, setting the basis for a long-term change.

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