DCP Abba Kyari, the Commander, Intelligence Response Team, has said that the involvement of the Fulani in kidnapping had compounded the security situation in Nigeria, Dailytimes report
He called for the deployment of intelligence and acquisition of sophisticated technology to tackle kidnappers that took actions to escape arrest. Kyari made this known at the 2019 Annual General Meeting of the American Society for Industrial Security International, Chapter 273, Abuja, on Sunday.
Kyari said, “The criminals have now understood that the police and other law enforcement agencies have developed capabilities in phones and have deployed more evasive means in executing their crimes; one of such smart moves by the kidnappers is the use of victims’ phones for ransom negotiations, a development which has made it increasingly difficult to track the criminals even after the release of the hostage.
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