Ondo Community bemoans spate of Insecurity

By Adeboye Ado

Following series of criminal activities ranging from Kidnapping, banditry and  bloodletting killings, the ancient town of Ajowa Akoko in the Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State, has sent a save our soul (SOS) to the Federal Government.

The community which has been the hotbed of kidnapping and armed robbery, also appealed to the Ondo State Government to help them curb the increasing attack by unknown gunmen abducting unsuspecting travelers on the Akunnu-Ajowa road.

The spokesman for Ajowa community, Mr. Jaco Adegoke, lamented the bitter experience of residents in the last two years, adding that people now live in morbid fears due to the uncheckable force of the men of the underworld.

At a town hall meeting, Adegoke said the excruciating pains of victims of abduction reached the roof top when a prominent man in a neighboring community and some students were seized separately within few days interval by kidnappers. 

On his part, a retired Anglican Bishop, Rt. Ezekiel Dahunsi, lauded the assiduous efforts of Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu on security, saying that the introduction of the State Security Network Agency codenamed Amotekun, really reduced crimes and criminalities in the State.

The Cleric, therefore, urged the Amotekun Corps Commander, Adetunji Adeleye, to draft more of his men to milieu so as to nip the menace in the bud. 

Dahunsi who said prayers had been channeled in that regard, urged the residents to assist security agents with credible pieces of information. 

However, a kidnap victim and royal father, the Oloso of Oso-Ajowa, Oba. Jimoh Clement Omolola, who declined comment on his ordeal in the bad hands of his abductors, only called for the establishment of a Divisional Police Headquarters in Ajowa.

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