Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Geoffrey Onyeama, has called for foreign embassies in the country to help Nigeria in getting their governments to assist in procuring ICT and other equipment needed to check the growing cases of kidnapping in the country.
Onyeama, represented by Ambassador Bolaji Akinremi, the Director, Consular and Legal Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, during 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 abduction 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.