Protesters on Monday, August 8, stormed the streets of Ogbomoso to call the State Government’s attention to the increasing spate of insecurity in the town.
The peaceful protest was a reaction to the recent kidnapping and murder of an hotelier, Gbenga Owolabi and Rachael Opadele, a 500-level student of Ladoke Akintola University of Technology, (LAUTECH).
The protest organised by Ogbomoso Consultative Council and Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum began at Takie Square, Ogbomoso and moved round the town before converging at Soun Ogunlola Hall.
Addressing the protesters, a representative of the traditional heads and chiefs, said they were taking necessary steps on the matter, urging residents to cooperate with OPC, Amotekun and other indigenous security agencies towards combating crimes in Ogbomoso.
Some personalities, who addressed the crowd, including Imam ile Yoruba, Retired AIG Sheu Babalola , Retired AIG Ajani, CAN Chairman Ogbomoso, Lamiju Alao Akala and others said efforts were re going underneath to improved on the security of lives and properties in the town, urging residents to be security conscious and report any suspicious movement to the appropiate authority.
President of Ogbomoso Community Youth Forum, Rev Peter Olaleye, said: “Our ancestors are brave and bold, they were never conquered by any war not even the dreaded Fulani war. We will never allow any intruder to take over land enough is enough.”
Some of the protesters asked the government to fish out killers of the Hotelier and the LAUTECH student as well as abductors of the other people.