Protest In Epe - Lagos State Over Incessant Kidnapping

Residents of Epe - Lagos State have called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to seek the intervention of the presidency for the deployment of officers of the Joint Taskforce (JTF) to curtail kidnapping in the area. The residents staged peaceful protest at the Governor’s Office in Alausa, Ikeja, demanding the assistance of the state government.

They carried placards with various inscriptions such as:

 “Help us from kidnappers.’’ 
“Save farmers, save the nation,’’ 
“Please, flush out the creeks,’’ 
“Food security is threatened’, 
“Save our Investments.’’

According to NAN, A spokesperson of the protesters, Mr Ayokunle Ore, said that their farms had been under attacks by kidnappers since September, 2016. He also said that 33 persons had been kidnapped from different farms and 26 of the victims released after payment of huge ransom. He added that seven other victims were still under the captivity of the kidnappers.

Addressing the protesters, Lagos State Deputy Governor, Dr Idiat Adebule condemned the incessant attacks by kidnappers in the area. She said that inspite of government’s efforts to make the state safe and secure for the residents and investors, some unscrupulous persons still engage in crime and make life difficult for people.

“Currently, the state government is speaking with the Federal Government to see how they can work with us to combat the problems of insecurity because we cannot do it alone. “Government cannot be involved in paying ransom, but will ensure that it provide the security agencies with necessary equipment and support to contain the situation and rescue the victims.

She sympathised with them and promised to relay their matter to gov. Ambode.
Protest In Epe - Lagos State Over Incessant Kidnapping Protest In Epe - Lagos State Over Incessant Kidnapping Reviewed by Exlink Lodge on Monday, February 20, 2017 Rating: 5

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