_THE ROLE OF GOVERNMENT IN CURBING DOWN KIDNAPPING IN THE COUNTRY_
The increasing growth of kidnapping in Nigeria has become a strong threat to national peace and most importantly, and Most importantly to the security of NIGERIA as a country. It has affected
the national image of the state and has eaten deep into every region and segment
of the nation. The Case of kidnapping has gone far beyond a regional problem or a particular political party Issue. There’s is no gain saying that the present Administration in Nigeria lack the etiquettes, procedure and manners in curbing down kidnapping in the country.
In Nigeria, kidnapping has grown to a level that fathers abducts son. Successful people,administrators and other top citizens are Also scared to move around the country because, if they do not kidnap them they go for their parents like the case of Michel Obi and others…..
Upon this circumstance, my write-up argues that one of the way of curbing down “KIDNAPPING” in the country is by;
1.PEACE BUILDING: Peace Building is a potent strategic tool
that can eliminates kidnapping and other
terror related crime from Nigeria by ensuring that violent actors and their
sponsors embrace peace while exploring other non-violent mechanisms for resolving such differences that trigger
kidnapping in the Nigerian state.
2. PEACE EDUCATION: peace education sets out to redress the culture of violence and aggression and to inculcatebvalues of non-violent change among young persons and adults alike. The Government should Enlighten citizens about the important, magnificent and roles of maintaining peace in the society because, It has been revealed by many
victims of kidnapping in Nigeria that many of the errand boys for the kidnappers are children. Therefore, peace education needs to be integrated into families as found in some school curricula in Nigeria. It would help to positively
transform the mind of such children in the apprentice of kidnappers to change behaviour while embrace other legitimate for sustainable livelihood.
3.INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY REINFORCED PEACE BUILDING: Information
and Communication Technology (ICT) reinforced peace building is vital in the counter-kidnapping peace process. ICT enhanced security
measures through forensic science and again, hi-tech media system could track-
down kidnappers at the blink of an eye. ICT packages like digital cameras and
smart phones would help people communicate their views, expose information about kidnappers and help the security networks to make counter-kidnapping
4. SECURITY CONSCIOUSNESS RESTRICTION:The kind of security revolution agitated in this regards is the form that would include everybody being agent for secured
society. It is a form of consciousness in which the civilian citizenry would not only assist the police with vital security information but also would join in tracking-down the kidnappers by knowing the activities of neighbours and
movements within the environment.
5. STRENGTHENING JUDICIARY FOR RULE OF LAW AGAINST KIDNAPPING: Strengthening the judiciary will play a vast role in curbing down the act of kidnapping in the country. Furthermore, JUDICIARY is among the arms of government that can be left aside or back sited when it comes to making of Laws and they’re majorly the ones with the responsibility of implementing laws in the country. So by Strengthening them more, they will have the capacity, power and ability to lay down a strong punishment for anyone caught engaging him/herself into such atrocities
Note: KIDNAPPING and related terror activities which evolved to be a
security challenge in Nigeria developed from Niger-Delta region agitation to South-Eastern Nigeria, where it was turned into an economic industry. In the same vein, every
other region in Nigeria is witnessing the menace of kidnappers being used either as political weapon to outwit opponent or religious strategy as found in the Northern Nigeria by the Boko Haram. While kidnap ravage across Nigeria, it is traced to political parochialism that promote political violence, electoral fraud, bad governance andbreligious intolerance. All these culminate to denigrate the social conditions of Nigerians citizens especially the young people that are increasingly experiencing unemployment
and by extension susceptible to associate in crime economy.
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