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Ogbomoso residents protest, demand end to insecurity

By Rotimi Agboluaje, Ibadan
09 August 2022   |   3:42 am
Residents of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, yesterday, staged a protest lamenting the spate of insecurity in the community. The protest was in reaction to the recent kidnapping and murder of a United States-based hotelier, Mr. Gbenga Owolabi..

Residents of Ogbomoso in Oyo State, yesterday, staged a protest lamenting the spate of insecurity in the community. The protest was in reaction to the recent kidnapping and murder of a United States-based hotelier, Mr. Gbenga Owolabi and a 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Rachael Opadele.

The protesters, who marched round the town and later converged at Soun Ogunlola Hall, with various placards, urged the government to stop criminal activities in the town.

Meanwhile, a representative of the traditional heads, said they were taking necessary steps on the matter. He also urged the residents to co-operate with the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC), Amotekun Corps and other indigenous security agencies in their efforts to combat crimes in Ogbomoso.

Similarly, President of Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, Rev. Peter Olaleye, said: “Our ancestors are brave and bold. They were never conquered in any war. We will never allow any intruder to take over our land. Enough is enough!”