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Tinubu Calls for Kidnappers to be Classified as Terrorists, Vows to Combat Menace Head-On

In a resolute stance against the escalating threat of kidnapping in Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emphasized the

Tinubu Calls for Kidnappers to be Classified as Terrorists, Vows to Combat Menace Head-On

In a resolute stance against the escalating threat of kidnapping in Nigeria, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu has emphasized the imperative to classify perpetrators of such heinous acts as terrorists. Addressing a gathering including members of the federal judiciary led by Chief Justice Olukayode Ariwoola during a Ramadan dinner, President Tinubu condemned kidnapping syndicates as cowardly entities deserving of the terrorist label.

Highlighting the abhorrent nature of their actions, President Tinubu asserted that such criminals, who prey on vulnerable targets including school children, must be confronted with the full force of anti-terrorism measures. He underscored the resolve of the government to eradicate banditry and ensure the safety of citizens, emphasizing the need for concerted efforts to eliminate this scourge from Nigerian society.

Moreover, President Tinubu pledged ongoing support for the judiciary, recognizing the pivotal role they play in upholding justice and the rule of law. He outlined plans for reforms aimed at enhancing the welfare and working conditions of judicial officers, acknowledging the challenges they face and advocating for fair compensation throughout their careers and into retirement.

The President’s firm commitment to addressing the menace of kidnapping and bolstering the judiciary’s capabilities reflects a comprehensive approach to tackling security threats and strengthening the nation’s institutions. His call to classify kidnappers as terrorists underscores the gravity of the situation and signals a determined effort to combat this pressing issue head-on.

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