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Governor Masari promised stiffer penalty for kidnappers if reelected

Governor Masari promised stiffer penalty for kidnappers if reelected

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Governor Masari promised stiffer penalty for kidnappers if reelected 

The Katsina state Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari says if re elected, the existing law as it affects punishment for kidnappers will be sent to the state assembly for amendment.

Alhaji Aminu Masari was speaking during a courtesy call on the District Heads of Batsari, Wagini,Jibiya and Daddara during his ongoing gubernatorial campaigns in the two local governments of Batsari and jibiya.

The Governor explained that the existing law stipulated that a kidnapper, if found could be sentenced to a fine of 5 pounds or some few months imprisonment.

Alhaji Aminu Masari said the law would be made to proscribe stiffer penalties to curtail increasing cases of kidnappings.
He expressed the hope that the law would be reviewed and replicated in the north western States for proper containment of the crime.

In the meantime, Governor reminded the traditional rulers of the need to advocate for people to provide useful information to law enforcement on the presence of informants in the communities that have been aiding and abetting kidnappings in the state.

The Governor noted that cattle rustling had been reduced to the barest minimum, stressing that the APC administration would not rest on its oars in fighting all forms of criminality in the land.

Responding to some of the requests made by the District Heads, Governor Aminu Masari assured that the dilapidated Batsari to jibiya road would receive attention from the APC administration very soon, stressing that the problems of wagini community school would be looked into for solutions.

Alhaji Aminu Masari spoke at length on the need for emergence of good leadership in all strata of the society for dividend of democracy to continue to be enjoyed by the citizenry.

In Batsari, the Sarkin Ruman Katsina, Alhaji Tukur Mu’azu Rumah assured that the traditional rulers would continue to play a complimentary role to secure the lives and property of the people in the domains.

Similarly, the Danmadamin Katsina, Alhaji Usman Usman assured that informants and miscreants would continue to be fished out for crimes to be brought under control.

Rallies were also staged in the two local governments headquarters where decampees were received and political talks given to woo voters for APC in the next general elections.

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