21 February 2017
Farmers from Igbodo and Isiwo communities of Epe Local Government Area of Lagos State on Monday staged a protest at the Governor’s office over spate of kidnapping activities in their area.
The protesting farmers called the Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode to move swiftly and put an end to the kidnapping of their people.
The protesters said over 25 farmers have been kidnapped in the last six months, adding that the farmers have lost over N25billion investment including ransoms paid to the kidnappers.
Ayodele Ore, the chairman of the farmers in the area said that though the government has provided some good road networks in the area but that good roads alone are not enough adding that what they need now is security.
Ore pleaded with the governor to help deploy huge security agencies in providing security in the area.
According to the leader of the farmers, both communities have been victims of kidnapping activities in the last six months.
“The communities have recorded 25 kidnapping cases from different farms located in the area since September 2016 and we have lost over N20billion investment”. Ore stated.
Ore said kidnapping is on the increase in Lagos State and said the government should rise to the occasion and fight it head on collision.