A socio-cultural group in Ondo state, The Akoko Development Group (ADG) has called on the state Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu to urgently beef up security in the four local councils in Akoko axis following rising cases of abduction in the area.
The group lamented that kidnapping in the four councils has become highly worrisome.
ADG urged the newly constituted Amotekun corps to hit the ground running in order to complement the efforts of the regular security agencies.
According to a statement issued by the President of the group, Mr. Akin Adaramola, the call to Akeredolu became imperative in view of the incessant rate of kidnapping and banditry in Akokoland.
Recalled that an Army officer identified as captain Gana was kidnapped along Akunu/Auga, Akoko road two weeks ago.
As if that was not enough, a naval officer was also kidnapped in Akoko area last week by yet to be identified gunmen who are demanding for N50 million ransom.
The Statement added, “incessant kidnapping has put the entire people of Akoko into a state of fear and trauma. The fear has enveloped the area to an extent that travelling to and fro that area has become a nightmare. It has truncated socio-economic activities.
“We appeal to the law enforcement agencies in the state to overhaul their security architecture in Akoko area to enhance better performance.
“We also appeal to the Royal Fathers to encourage their subjects to establish vigilante groups in their domains. They should report suspicious faces found in their midst to the police”