Adamawa gov warns civil servants, as bill to deal with kidnapping, banditry underway


Disturbed by rate of kidnaping and armed banditry in Adamawa State, the state governor Amadu Umaru Fintiri has promised to send a bill to the State House of Assembly for a stringent law to provide for stiffer penalties for kidnappers/abductors, armed robbers and their collaborators.

Governor Fintiri disclosed this in a Radio and Television broadcast to people of Adamawa State, saying a bill to that effect will be forwarded to the State House of Assembly as soon as it convenes.

According the governor, "As you are all aware, no society can thrive or make progress in a state of insecurity. Taking this into consideration, particularly as someone who is directly affected by the level of insecurity which the state is currently contending with.

I have swung into action to see the that immediate measures are taken in order to curb the menace of criminality, while the security infrastructure is being overhauled with the active support from the government".

“Government will also extend support to Vigilantes and Hunters groups, who will be thoroughly screened by the appropriate security agencies to make them the fulcrum of our security drive", he said.

Fintiri also used the medium to warn indolent civil servants to sit up, as anyone who falls short will be shown the way out, saying it will not be business as usual. 

He decleared that, ”All Officials must sit up, be diligent, accountable and transparent in handling public affairs. Anyone who falls short will be shown the way out while hard working, transparent and loyal officials will be properly encouraged and motivated to aim at higher productivity".