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By: Oluwatosin Adesola
The Nigeria Association of Women Journalists, NAWOJ on Thursday in Ibadan, the Oyo state capital demonstrated against rising spate if kidnapping, banditry and other security challenges facing the southwest region of the country.
NAWOJ in collaboration with other Women advocacy groups trooped out in their number to peacefully protest against and to demand government’s actions on kidnapping, rapping and armed banditry.
They sang and carried placards with inscriptions such as “Save our Children, Stop Kidnapping and No to blood shed as they marched to the Government house, Secretariat.
Present at the rally were Vice President NUJ Zone B, Mr Cosmos Oni, Chairman, NUJ Oyo state council, Mr Adewunmi Faniran, President NAWOJ Zone B, Mrs Morenike Tony-Esan, members of JDPC, APIN, child Protection Network, Medical Women Association of Nigeria, MWAN as well as representatives from media organizations in the state.
Chairperson, Nigerian Association of women journalists, NAWOJ, Oyo state council, mrs Jadesola Ajibola and president Medical Women Association of Nigeria, Dr Ann Adegbola said kidnapping, which had spread to the south West could no longer be ignored.
They urged the Governor to call a stakeholders meeting to find lasting solution to insecurity in the region.
Receiving the letter on behalf of the Governor, Chief of staff to the Governor, Chief Bisi Ilaka assured the people that Governor Makinde-led would champion the fight against insecurity in the south west.
Chief Ilaka reiterated that security of every individual in the state was a priority to Governor Makinde-led administration.