Foreign Affairs Minister Geoffrey Onyeama has called on foreign embassies in Nigeria to help Nigeria in its efforts to procure the ICT and other equipment needed to combat kidnapping.
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.
To curb kidnapping in Nigeria, Nigeria needs assistance from friendly nations to acquire the necessary ICT and equipment.
The minister noted that kidnapping affects both Nigerians and foreigners in the country.
Embassies contact the consular in the ministry of foreign affairs daily to look for their citizens who went missing in the country.
To combat kidnapping, he said, the country will need the aid of friendly nations to track kidnappers to dens.