Members of the Committee for the Defence of Human Rights and Grassroots Development, yesterday protested against rising ritual killings, kidnapping, cultism, drug abuse and other insecurity challenges in Ogun State.
Led by its convener, Comrade Yinka Folarin, members of the group demonstrated round Abeokuta metropolis, went to the House of Assembly and stopped at the governor’s office.
Singing solidarity songs, the members were armed with placards with various inscriptions, including “Ogun State against kidnapping and ritual killings”, “Kidnapping is a crime, stop it now”, “Internet fraud destroys our pride” and “Prioritise security in Nigeria”.
Addressing the activists at the state assembly complex, Oke Mosan, the speaker, Olakunle Oluomo, condemned the rise in social vices, especially ritual killings, cultism and drug abuse in the state.
He charged stakeholders to step up inter-religious campaigns towards curbing the menace.
Earlier, Comrade Folarin stated that there had been cases of kidnapping, ritual killings, drug abuse, cultism, internet fraud and other social vices, even in schools in the state, explaining that the visit was to engage necessary arms of government and other stakeholders towards checkmating crime and criminality in the state.