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S/West govs strategise against insecurity – Makinde

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday said southwest governors were strategising to fight kidnapping and banditry in the zone. Makinde was addressing members of the…

Oyo State Governor Seyi Makinde yesterday said southwest governors were strategising to fight kidnapping and banditry in the zone.

Makinde was addressing members of the Nigerian Association of Women Journalists, the Nigerian Union of Journalists and other stakeholders during a peaceful demonstration tagged “Walks for Stop the Kidnapping Now”.

Speaking through his Chief of Staff, Chief Bisi Ilaka while receiving the protesters, Makinde said his administration had put measures in place to prevent kidnapping.

The chairperson Oyo NAWOJ, Jadesola Ajibola, asked the governor to liaise with security agencies and traditional rulers in the state to forestall an extension of the kidnapping and banditry from other southwest states.

She also called on the governor to start the implementation of the Child Right Law.

She said: “We felt that security situation in the country is becoming more alarming and we feel that if we all sit at home and talk about insecurity, it is not enough. We are mothers, we are sisters and we are daughters. We feel that we should not fold our arms on this issue of security. We daily hear of the same incident of killings, robbery and kidnapping along Ibadan, Ife, Ikirun and Iwo areas. That is the more reason we need to lend our voice.

“Also, the spate of child abuse and violence against women in our society is becoming rampant. Next Sunday, ironically is the day of African Child, so we also want to call for the implementation of the Child Right laws. Oyo State has domesticated that law and we are asking that the law should receive implementation.”

 

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