Sani also called on security agencies to take proactive steps to ensure that the new trend is nipped in the bud.
Sani also called on Nigerians to rise and speak up against the crime, saying kidnappers threaten the livelihood of the people.
According to Sani, kidnapping “is evidently the next threat to national security after a dying insurgency.
“As a people we can only save ourselves by standing up and speaking out collectively against kidnapping and kidnappers in our society.
“Kidnappers are embolden and encouraged by our silence, our resignation and our submissive resort to payment of ransom to secure our freedom.”
The Senator also said “There exist today a regime of fear of Kidnappers in the north and it’s sustained by a systemic pattern of silent payment of ransom and fear.
“Kidnappers have taken over from Insurgents. Political leaders, traditional rulers, religious leaders, youth and women must courageously stand up and speak out against this evil. To extinguish a deadly inferno we must move towards it and confront it.
“Kidnaping has become a widespread profitable criminal enterprise which cannot be combatted by half scale measures.
“The need for citizens to form protective and preventive groups against kidnapping is now. Kidnappers must not dictate our way of life. Security agencies and the general public must jointly confront this evil.”
Sani also called on the Federal Government to provide funds and technology for security operatives to fight the growing trend.
The Kaduna Police Command has confirmed the release of kidnapped lawmaker, Ibrahim Ismail, who was abducted on Tuesday, August 23, 2016.