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Nigeria: River State Signs Neighbourhood Watch and Anti Kidnapping Bills Prescribe Death Penalty

In an effort to ensure the security of lives and properties in the oil headquarters of Nigeria, the River State Governor Nyesom Wike has signed the neighbourhood Watch bill into law. The aim of the bill is to establish a neighbourhood community policing outfit that will be capable of gathering intelligence and stopping the crime before they occur.

While speaking at the event, the governor said security has gone beyond the classic method of deploying tanks and military hardware to intelligence gathering. There was opposition from the opposing political parties in the state but the governor assured them the bill was aimed at improving the security of the for greater development as such neighbourhood watch security outfit were already operational in the opposition controlled State of Lagos.

Similarly, the governor also signed the Anti-Kidnapping Bill into law which now stipulates death sentence for kidnapping, Kidnappers, cultism and armed robbery.

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