First Lady Advocates for Tougher Penalties for Terrorists and Kidnappers

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Senator Oluremi Tinubu, the First Lady, has reiterated her call for stricter punishments against terrorists and bandits involved in kidnapping Nigerians and demanding ransoms from their families.

Senator Tinubu emphasized the need for lawmakers to collaborate in enacting laws that would deter kidnappers in the country.

During a meeting with the three Senators representing Lagos State’s senatorial districts in her office in Abuja, President Bola Tinubu’s wife made this call.

“We need to review the laws we will enact. Regarding kidnapping, it seems like we are at war, a war against kidnapping and kidnappers,” Senator Tinubu remarked.

She discussed her husband’s administration’s efforts to leave the country in a better state than it was found, emphasizing the necessity for sacrifice and courage.

“President Tinubu’s administration is determined to leave a legacy for future generations. This requires significant sacrifice and courage,” she added.

It is recalled that Senator Tinubu, during International Women’s Day 2024, advocated for capital punishment for kidnappers following the abduction of schoolchildren in Kaduna.

Through her media aide Busola Kukoyi, she made this known during a meeting with the national women leaders of the All Progressives Congress (APC) at the State House in Abuja.

“They are cowards. Our hearts bleed. I urge state governments that once we apprehend them, they deserve capital punishment. Why don’t they confront men of their stature? Why do they target women and children?” she expressed.

“What they are doing is attempting to destroy our future. We all know that as parents grow old, we rely on our children. We see them as our investments that have not been wasted, especially when they succeed.”

This appeal highlights the urgency of addressing the scourge of kidnapping and terrorism in Nigeria, emphasizing the importance of decisive legislative action to combat these crimes effectively.

Soukaina Sghir

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