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The Speaker, Kwara State House of
Assembly, Dr. Ali Ahmad, on Tuesday said the state Assembly would prescribe
stiffer punishment for kidnappers and ritualists in the state.

He stated that the Assembly would
review laws on kidnapping and human rituals to ensure severe punishment for
culprits in the state.

While reading the resolution of the
House at the floor of the Assembly, the Speaker said the review of  the related laws became necessary because the
punishment prescribed by the existing laws were not severe enough to serve as
deterrent to others.

According to him,  the punishment in the current laws was weak
to tackle the current security challenges in the state.

He urged the House Committee on
Ethics, Judiciary and the Director, Legal Department to take a look at the
current laws and report to his office within a week.

The Speaker also urged the security
agencies in the state to design security architecture to nip the problems in
the bud.

He also enjoined the state
government to give necessary support to the security agencies in tackling the
menace.

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