Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, claimed that soldiers were helping kidnappers in Nigeria.
Abaribe, representing Abia North in the Senate, asserted that rescued abducted victims could no longer be handed over to troops for security purposes.
He made the allegation while contributing on a motion on insecurity along Abuja-Lokoja road during plenary session yesterday.
According to Abaribe: “What else do we do aside from getting up and making this presentation? As I stand before you, I do not know but I can only say what is that abnormal thing we will do?
“I know on this floor when I was on the other side, sometime in 2008, we raised a motion on Abia state and the president agreed and sent soldiers. They helped reduce the kidnapping.
“But all of a sudden, we now see that some soldiers are helping kidnappers. We are in a very big and difficult situation. We sympathise with the people killed.”
Saying that most lawmakers have left the Abuja-Kaduna highway due to insecurity, Abaribe said, “This implies that we have surrendered to the bandits. Some governments have even gone to negotiate with the bandits.”