How kidnappers attacked my convoy — Governor Akeredolu

Posted by News Express | 11 June 2019 | 2,124 times

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•Governor Akeredolu

Governor Rotimi Akeredolu of Ondo State, weekend, narrated how suspected kidnappers attacked his convoy on the Akure-Ibadan Expressway recently.

Akeredolu, who did not mention the exact date of the incident, said the suspects ran into the bush when his security detail opened fire.

Speaking on a live television programme on Sunday, Akeredolu said he and his colleagues were working towards ending the “siege to the south-west.”

He said: “I have encountered them (kidnappers) before, so security issue is not limited to the masses alone.

“We, as governors, will do something about the issue. We are discussing with the Federal Government. It is real that travellers are not safe on the road.

“It looks like it’s only the masses that are affected as the big men are enjoying themselves as they drive in convoy. Is that so?”

Asked if he is afraid of being kidnapped, the governor said: “Nobody can kidnap me, I have passed that stage.”

Several kidnappings have been recorded on that road, despite the heavy presence of security personnel on the highway.

Recently, two officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, were abducted as well as Musibau Adetunmbi, an Ibadan-based lawyer and Adeyinka Adegbehingbe, a professor of orthopaedic surgery at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state, have also suffered a similar fate.

•Adapted from a Vanguard report.

Source: News Express

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