An investigation into the recruiting strategies of traffickers and their networks could be helpful in arresting this menace.
Nigerians go to the polls in 2019 in an election that the incumbent Muhammadu Buhari wants to win by any means necessary.
Tough socio-economic conditions, among others, make kidnapping a thriving business in Nigeria. A strong justice system along with stiff punishment for the crime are needed.
There appears to be no resolution in sight over the impasse between Nigeria's president and the Senate over Muhammadu Buhari's choice of chief crime buster. Who will blink first?
Street hawkers are transient, resilient and adaptive. Any attempt to evict them, they will keep changing their strategies, location and mode of operation as it is economically motivated.