Mr Olusegun Adeyemi, a security expert, has called on the Kogi Government and the state House of Assembly to consider the use of death penalty for kidnappers.
Adeyemi made this call in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja on Thursday.
He noted that crime would reduce drastically, if such penalty was in place for perpetrators, adding that the spate of kidnapping in the state was alarming.
Adeyemi said that crime was becoming a daily activity in the state and therefore urged the state House of Assembly to pass the death penalty for kidnappers into law, so that the government could enforce it.
He noted that without the passage of such bill into law, government could not enforce it, adding that Gov. Yahaya Bello of the state should put the idea into consideration.
Adeyemi also advised security agencies to live up to expectation while residents and commuters should always be vigilant.