Nigeria seeks foreign aid over growing cases of kidnapping

Nigeria seeks foreign aid over growing cases of kidnapping

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has appealed to foreign embassies in the country to assist Nigeria in getting their home governments to help procure ICT and other equipment needed to check the growing cases of kidnapping in Nigeria.

Onyeama, who was represented by the Director, Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Bolaji Akinremi, at the public lecture to mark the “2021 International Day of the Disappeared,” which was organised by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and the CLEEN Foundation, said that incidences of kidnapping in the country has become worrisome and required urgent attention.

He said that Nigeria needs assistance from friendly nations to be able to acquire the needed ICT and equipment to curb kidnapping in Nigeria.

The minister pointed out that kidnapping affects both Nigerians and foreigners in the country.

He added: “The consular in the ministry of foreign affairs is being approached daily by embassies to look for their disappeared citizens in the country.”

He added that fighting kidnapping requirs technology to track kidnappers to the dens and this is where the country will need the help of friendly nations.