Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State while speaking on Monday when the Rotary International District 9141 visited him at the State Government House in Port Harcourt said that it is impossible to stop kidnapping in Nigeria.
According to Wike, the commercialisation of kidnapping in the country will make it very impossible to stop.
Wike further noted that kidnappers normally use co-workers, family members and associates as informants to get their victims.
He urged the group led by Nze Anizor, the District Governor of Rotary International, to embark on a campaign to education young Nigerians on the danger of cultism and kidnapping.
“It is now impossible to stop kidnapping in Nigeria; it is now business. It has been commercialised.
“It is now a major business. Everyone must partner the government to ensure that we reduce it to the bare minimum. But it cannot be totally eradicated.”
“Look at what is happening across the country. Kidnapping has taken over all states. When it started here, it was politicised. But today, it is negatively affecting all states.
“A few days ago, a Court of Appeal judge was kidnapped in Benin. Before that, a Federal High Court judge was kidnapped. All of us must work together to stop this scourge,” he said.
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