Rivers State governor, Nyesom Wike, has said that because kidnapping has become a lucrative business in Nigeria, it would be impossible to stop.
Wike made the assertion when he received members of the Rotary International District 9141, who paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Port Harcourt.
”It is now impossible to stop kidnapping in Nigeria. It (kidnapping) is now a business. It has been commercialised. It is now a major business. Everyone must partner with the government to ensure that we reduce it to the barest minimum. But it cannot be totally eradicated.
“Look at what is happening across the country. Kidnapping has taken over all states. When it started here, it was politicised. But today, it is negatively affecting all states of the federation. A few days ago, a Court of Appeal judge was kidnapped in Benin. Before that, a Federal High Court judge was kidnapped. All of us must work together to stop this scourge,” he said.