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Convicted Bandits And Others To Be Sentenced To Death By Hanging As approved by Niger State Government

Governor Abubakar Bello of Niger state has signed a new law that recommends death by hanging in public for convicted kidnappers, cattle rustlers, and their informants.

on Friday, July 16, in a statement shared on his Facebook page Bello said he assented to some laws which include anti-kidnapping and cattle rustling law.

According to the governor, the Kidnapping and Cattle Rustling Special Provisions Law of 2016 was amended to provide punishment of informants and all those involved in aiding and abetting the criminals.

Bello speaking at the Government House, Minna, explained that the punitive measure became necessary following the security challenges that have continued to threaten peace in Niger state.

He lamented the role of informants who, according to him, have contributed to thwarting efforts of the security agencies in combating the activities of kidnappers and cattle rustlers.

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