The Inspector General of Police, Muhammad Adamu, Wednesday called for tougher laws against kidnapping and banditry including possible state seizure of assets linked to illicit proceeds from illegal acts.
Already, some states like Zamfara and Edo have put death penalty as punishnent for kidnappers.
The Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, in a statement said the police boss made this call while addressing a delegation of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON), Nasarawa State Chapter, led by Aminu Maifata, who paid him the traditional Salah visit in his official quarters in Abuja.
He noted that the call has become necessary against the increasingly daring resort to these forms of crimes by criminal elements in the society.
Mr Adamu said he believes the action will act as a strong disincentive to potential kidnappers and other violent criminals.