Cape Town City bosses are worried about the rise in the number of  kidnapping incidents.

Members of the City’s Safety and Security Directorate have met with an international consulting group, specializing in kidnapping, and extortion training.

It follows the murder of a 40-year-old businessman in Lansdowne, last week.

He is believed to have been killed during an attempted kidnapping.

A number of Bangladeshi business owners in the Metro have been targeted over the past few months.

Just last week, Akter Pradhan, was reunited with his family.

He was snatched along Wespoort Road in Mitchells Plain in August.

Mayoral Committee Member for Safety and Security,  JP Smith, says the meeting with the consulting group was fruitful.

“Some interesting info already gained is that syndicates look to target individuals who have quick access to cash flow. These targets are then explored so as to identify their “pressure points.” “The proud parent who poses at the front gates of their child’s first day at school” gives them all the info needed. What school, where, when. And the info is freely available online”.