February 2, 2024

Killings, abductions in Nigeria blown out of proportion – Police

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The Nigerian Police said the recent killings and abductions in the country have been blown out of proportion.

The Force spokesperson stated this in an interview on Channels Television’s Politics Today on Thursday.

According to Adejobi, the Ekiti State killing of monarchs and the abduction of schoolchildren and teachers do not reflect the true picture of the security situation in the state.

He said insecurity was never prevalent in the state and the south-west.

He said the landscape and topography of the state were responsible for the recent kidnappings, as it’s surrounded by rocks.

He said, “In most cases, it is the topography of some of these areas. Take Bwari, for instance. Even in Lagos, the kidnapping there; take a look at the waterways. People don’t know that the waters from Lagos lead to Delta, Bayelsa, and Port Harcourt.

“As for Ekiti, it is a forest. Forget about what you read on social media; the reality is it is not so. It is just an isolated case, and it is not as if it happens on a daily basis.

“We have cases that are isolated, but when you read them on social media, you would think it is not what we have on social media.

“So we don’t have that incident of kidnapping on the rise in Ekiti or anywhere in the southwestern part of the country.”

Recall that in recent months, some parts of Nigeria have experienced high cases of kidnapping-for-ransom by unidentified armed individuals, especially in Abuja and Ekiti.

Two monarchs, the Onimojo of Imojo-Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola, were killed on Monday while returning from a security meeting.