Kidnappers, Cattle Rustlers Now Face Death Penalty In Katsina State

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The Executive Governor of Katsina State, Amina Masarai has signed into law the bill that sentence kidnappers and cattle rustling in the state.

Fulani Herdsmen
Fulani Herdsmen

The governor during his speech at a ceremony in Katsina State said there was a need to revisit the penal and procedural laws as there is an increase in security challenges in the state.

The governor said he hoped that the new bill will deter hoodlums from engaging in violence and insecurity.

“The decision to make these offences serious with the above punishment cannot be over-emphasised,” he said.

“It is hoped and prayed that they will serve as deterrence to those that may be convicted. And those that have the intention of committing them.”

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In January 2019, the governor raised an alarm that the state was almost overtaken by armed bandits, robbers and kidnappers.

In May, the Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu listed Katsina state as one of the states with an increase in crime rate.

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