Honourable Amobi Ogar, a member of the House of Representatives, has expressed worries over the incessant cases of abduction, banditry and other violent crimes in his federal constituency of Isuikwuato/Umunneochi, Abia State.
While addressing newsmen Thursday after presenting a motion on the development at plenary, Ogar said kidnapping had been common and was “becoming like akara business”, as people’s homes were being invaded to pick persons in demand for ransom as low as N30,000.
Amobi said that the primary purpose of governance is the security of lives of the people.
“Today, I moved a motion over incessant attacks on my people (constituents). Kidnapping has become like akara business in my constituency.
“People are kidnapped almost every day. Not one, two or three. To the extent that they (abductors) are now going to people’s homes to carry them at ransoms of N50,000, N30,000.
“It is now a serious issue for me to move it on the floor of the house so that Nigerians will hear. As I speak, a lot of villagers have fled their homes, even our mothers don’t go to farms anymore,” he said.