Bayelsa State Governor, Seriake Dickson has prescribed death penalty for kidnappers.
The Governor said a bill to this effect will be forwarded to the State House of Assembly for passage into law.
Dickson made this known during the swearing in ceremony of Chairman and members of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry on Agbere communal crisis, held at the Government House, Yenagoa.
The Governor said that he would not hesitate to sign the death warrant of kidnappers or those attempting to commit the crime as government would no longer condone acts of lawlessness.
He threatened that any traditional ruler caught aiding and abetting kidnapping and other related vices would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
The Bill, according to the Governor, became imperative in order to forestall disruption of government’s developmental projects.
He thereby urged youths to take advantage of government’s policies and programmes geared towards building their capacity.