Kwara Youths, Hunters Hailed for Arresting Kidnappers
A federal legislator, Tunji Ajuloopin has commended youths and hunters for assisting in the arrest of armed kidnappers in his constituency in Kwara State.
Ajuloopin, who represents Ekiti/Isin/Irepodun and Oke-Ero Federal Constituency of the state, hailed all those who supported security agents in the operation.
The lawmaker, in a statement, renewed his appeal for community policing to boost security in the country.
Ajuloopin was reacting to the arrest of kidnap kingpin by youths, hunters and Nigerian Army in Oke-Ero Local Government at their hideout in Odo Owa community of Kwara on April 29.
He commended the effort of the youths and hunters in the area who bursted the kidnapers hideout and quickly informed the Nigerian Army.
It was alleged that on April 28, the kidnapers received a ransom of N2 million from the family of a victim, a Federal Road Safety officer, and the kidnappers were at the verge of receiving N6 million from another victim when they were apprehended.
The youths and hunters from Oke-Ero and Odo Owa communities however mobilised themselves along with the Nigerian Army to ransack their hideout, where they discovered some millions of naira and dollar notes.
The youths and hunters thereafter handed them over to the Nigerian Army where they were whisked away.
Ajuloopin who commended the youths and hunters for not taking the law into their hands, said that community policing remained the only panacea to incessant kidnapping, banditry and other criminality in the country.
Ajuloopin therefore called on his colleagues in the National Assembly to ensure that a law that would give backing to community policing is effected before the expiration of the ninth National Assembly.
He also lauded Gov. AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for being proactive in mobilising military personnel that busted the kidnappers’ hideouts. while urging AbdulRazaq not to relent in his effort to secure the state from criminal elements.