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Nigeria: New bill seeks to curb hostage taking

   

A new bill to curtain kidnapping has been tabled before the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly Akwa Ibom is one of the Niger Delta states that has witnessed hostage taking in recent years.

The Executive  bill titled “The Akwa Ibom State Internal Security Enforcement Bill 2009,” seeks to prohibit terrorism, kidnapping, hostage taking and the use of bombs and other explosives.

The Bill was taken for first reading and Speaker, Obong Ignatius Edet, referred it  to the Committee on Judiciary, Justice, Human Rights and Public Petitions to work on it and report to the House within one week.