Reps urge security chiefs to tackle kidndapping, sea piracy

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The House of Representatives has urged the chiefs of Army and Naval Staff and the Inspector General of Police to tackle kidnapping and sea piracy along waterways in Ogbia Federal Constituency of Bayelsa

The call was sequel to a motion on the need to take urgent steps against sea piracy and kidnapping in the area, moved by Rep Sodaguwo Festus-Omoni (PDP-Bayelsa) on Thursday in Abuja.

Leading the debate, Festus-Omoni told the house that sea piracy, kidnapping and other related crimes along the waterways and towns in Ogbia constituency were alarming.

She added that lives and property could be saved if the activities of kidnappers and sea pirates are curtailed.

Festus-Omoni emphasised that if the criminals were not apprehended, more lives would be decimated and property would continue to be destroyed.

The house, therefore, urged the security chiefs to deploy personnel to beef up security in the constituency, especially on the waterways.

The Committees on Army, Navy, Police and National Security and Intelligence were mandated by the house to ensure compliance.