The House of Representatives has expressed worry over the alarming rate of kidnapping, thereby urged government to declare a statement of emergency.
The representatives observed that the rate of kidnapping in Nigeria escalated tremendously in the last 10 years.
Member representing Akoko South East/ South West federal constituency, Hon. Gabriel Babatunde Kolawole who raised a point of order, and sponsored a motion under matters of urgent public importance, noted that Nigeria was now perceived as the headquarters of kidnappers worldwide.
“Nigeria is now seen as the kidnapping capital of the world,” he said.