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The Yewa North Patriotic Forum (NYPF) on Thursday, expresses its heartfelt distress over the kidnappings in Ogun State, thereby urging the Governor, Dapo Abiodun to make the state, particularly Yewa North LG security as paramount.
Platform Times was able to gather that kidnappings and killings has been on the rise in the Yewa North local government.
In a release by the President, YNPF, Sanni Omobolaji sad kidnappings has continued to wax stronger in Ogun State despite the activation of the AMOTEKUN corps and the other joint task force arrangement of the government.
The statement reads in parts, “As much as we like to appreciate the government for its efforts, we think the government needs to be more sensitive and proactive in its duty to protect the lives of our people.
“Just this week, Mrs Yemisi Ojedapo, was found dead after she was kidnapped along Olodo road, Ayetoro in Ogun state barely a week ago.
“Our findings showed that we lost the mother of seven because the negotiation for payment of ransom was slowed down at a point which led to her being shot dead by her kidnappers.
” According to information at our disposal, Mrs Ojedapo lost her life because of the break in negotiations between the kidnappers and her family, while the government did nothing despite being aware of her kidnap.”
Omobolaji further reminds that, “It should be put on record that we also gathered that the two OOU students who were kidnapped recently were released after a ransom was paid by the parents of the kidnapped”.
However, Omobolaji urged the government to to the needful to protect the lives of the people.
In his words, “To this end, we state categorically that we won’t encourage the government to negotiate or pay ransom to kidnappers but if the government has failed in securing the lives of our people, it should not hesitate in doing everything that is urgently needed for the release of our people on time.
“On this note, we reject needless killings of our people and appeal to Governor Dapo Abiodun to take our security as paramount, because if we lose any other person on the premise of ransom payment, we might be left with no other option that to pass a vote of no confidence on the Governor and as well dissociate ourselves from the Ogun government until this administration ends and a more security conscious Governor emerges”.