Niger State Governor Abubakar Sani-Bello has signed into law, the death penalty by hanging for bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers, and also those who facilitate the stated crimes.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that on July 1, the Niger State House of Assembly passed into law a bill prescribing the death penalty for informants, kidnappers, and cattle rustlers in the State.
Bello said the Kidnapping and cattle rustling special provisions law of 2016 was amended to provide for the punishment of informants and all those involved in the aiding and abetting of kidnapping and cattle rustling in the state.
According to Bello, informants who aid and abet kidnappers would also have to face a death sentence by hanging in public as stated in the law.
He said,” The law now provides that whoever instigates any person to kidnap a person or rustle cattle, or intentionally aids, abets or facilitate by any acts of omission or commission of the offense of kidnapping and or cattle rustling is guilty of an offense and is liable on conviction to death by hanging in public.”
The governor said the law is a measure put in place to ensure peaceful coexistence among people in the state.
He noted that the vigilante amendment law was meant to strengthen the state vigilante corp for better operational efficiency in the discharge of their duties.
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