By Faderera Falade
Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, the Senate Minority Whip has claimed that kidnappers are been helped by soldiers across the country.
According to Abaribe, when kidnapped victims are rescued, they can no longer be placed in the hands of soldiers for safety.
This Abaribe stated while he was making his own contribution on a motion on insecurity along Abuja-Lokoja road during the plenary session on Wednesday.
Abaribe said: “What else do we do aside from getting up and making this presentation? As I stand before you, I do not know but I can only say what is that abnormal thing we will do?
“I know on this floor when I was on the other side, sometime in 2008, we raised a motion on Abia state and the president agreed and sent soldiers. They helped reduce the kidnapping.
“But all of a sudden, we now see that some soldiers are helping kidnappers. We are in a very big and difficult situation. We sympathise with the people killed.”
Abaribe said motorists have abandoned the Abuja-Kaduna road because of insecurity, Abaribe said: “This means we have yielded to the bandits. Some state governments have even gone to negotiate with the bandits.”