Taraba tate Governor Arc. Darius Dickson Ishaku, Wednesday, signed into law a bill that prescribes death sentence for kidnapping in the state.
Ishaku in a press statement signed by his senior special adviser on media and publicity, Mr Bala Dan Abu and a copy made available to Blueprint in Jalingo said the bill which was sponsored by speaker Taraba State House of Assembly Rt Hon Peter Abel Diah, and passed with overwhelming support by members, is intended to help contain kidnapping which is today a major concern in Taraba.
The statement noted that under the new law, anybody found guilty of abduction or kidnapping in the state will pay the supreme price for it.
According to the statement: “The law is a product of government’s concern about insecurity in the state, particularly, kidnapping for money which is rampant in the state and other parts of the country.
“In the past two years, not less than 20 persons, some of them government officials had been kidnapped from their homes and on the roads while travelling.
“It is expected that the new law will go a long way in checking this menace of kidnapping and abduction in the state,” the statement said.