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Niger to jail kidnappers for life

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The Niger House of Assembly on Thursday passed a Bill that prescribed life imprisonment for those convicted of kidnapping in the State. The bill also prescribed imprisonment which may extend to five years with or without fine or both for those guilty of cattle rustling. The House passed the bill for a law to penalize the offences of‎ kidnapping and cattle rustling and for connected purposes after the presentation of the report of the Joint Committees on Security and Judicial Matters.