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Ibarapaland Has Been Taken Over By Kidnappers, Bandits — Saubana Cries Out


With a call on Inspector-General Muhammed Adamu to end kidnapping and banditry in communities in  Oyo State, members of the House of Representatives yesterday settled to business.
The call followed a motion of urgent public importance  by Ajibola Muraina (PDP, Oyo), who regretted the attacks carried out on Eruwa, Lanlate, Igangan, Tapa and Ayete, lgbo-ora and Idere all in Ibarapa East, Ibarapa North and lbarapa Central local government areas of Oyo State by armed bandits and criminal elements, notorious for kidnapping, tape and extortion from their victims.
He said: “The bandits carry-out their nefarious activities in broad daylight and hardly get any challenge from the law enforcement agencies. They rob innocent people with impunity at fuel stations, highways and on farmlands.
“All the efforts made by the Federal Govemment to ensure that citizens are well secured in their places of abode have yielded no meaningful results.
“It is saddening that the people have contacted the State’s Commissioner of Police and the State Director of Department of State Security (SSS) and no direct intervention had been put in place by security agencies to arrest the spate of kidnappers and to stop attacks.
“Many Nigerians have blamed the inability of the security operatives to tame the level of insecurity to poor training, funding and lack of equipment and gadgets.
“If nothing is done to stop this ugly development, more of these dastardly attacks will be inflicted on other neighboring towns and villages in the area.
“We are aware the Federal Govemment had put in place concrete measures to address the spate of insecurity in the country like the joint squad set up by the military and the police to address insecurity, particularly in the Northern and Eastern geo-political zones (Operation Whirl Stroke; Operation Whirl Punch; Operation Delta Safe; Operation Save Haven; Operation Puff Adder; and Operation Python Dance).
There has been recent calls by the police for support at the political level from the state and local govemments, religious levels and traditional institutions as well as socio-cultural levels and that the present leadership of the force is a heady adopting community policing strategy as one of its main strategies for combating not only banditry, but other forms of crime and criminality.”
Besides, the lawmakers their prayers also urged that the Inspector-General in collaboration with other security agencies to rejig its security architecture to ensure the security of lives and property.
They said that the police boss should deploy officers in flashpoints to curb criminal activities.


  1. My motorcycle was stolen at Easter period and I reported to the police station , four days to this time another bike man’s motorcycle was stolen, and Three others, A college staff was shot with bullet and his motorcycle stolen. A man was killed on Eruwa road, and many others.

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