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South-West states plan to link squads against kidnappers



There are indications that states in the South-West, some of which are currently grappling with the menace of kidnappings, have initiated plans to take advantage of their proximity to work together to arrest the growing spate of the crime in the zone.

It was gathered from some of the states that the governments in the zone were concluding plans to firm up the sharing of intelligence and collaborations among security commands to tackle the criminals, who are alleged to be Fulani herdsmen.

Kidnappers have laid a siege to Ondo and Osun states in recent times, abducting doctors, lecturers, farmers and other categories of residents while a few of the victims were killed.

When asked to disclose the plans of the state government to stem kidnappings in Ogun State, the state commissioner for information, Dayo Adeneye, referred The PUNCH correspondents to the Commissioner of Police.

The PUNCH, December 23, 2018

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