Insecurity: Oluwo seeks death penalty for kidnappers

The Oluwo of Iwoland in Osun State, Oba Abdul Rasheed Akanbi, Telu 1, on Tuesday, proposed a death penalty for kidnappers to stem crimes and other related offences in the country.

He made this known during an interview with newsmen on the sideline of the 20th anniversary of the British American Tobacco Nigeria, held at the Ibadan factory, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital.

Civil society groups, under the aegis of the Civil Society Joint Action Group, said 17,469 Nigerians were abducted under the Muhammadu Buhari and Bola Tinubu administrations from 2019 to date.