By Abdul Roqeeb Ogunrinde
Members of Majlis Khuddamul-Ahmadiyya, Ogun State has participated in the walk against extra-judicial killings by Custom Officers at Yewa and its environs held on 30th December 2020.
Ogun State Chairman, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), Comrade Abduljabar Aiyelagbe, and members of the State Executive Council led the peaceful protest to the Governor’s Office and State Legislative Chamber, Oke-Mosan respectively to register the displeasure of entire youths of the state over the reckless killings of citizens by men of the Nigeria Customs Service within border communities at Owode, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Ipokia/Idiroko, and other areas.
The protest had in procession over 100 select youths across the state including ex-state and local government executive members of the youth council and uniform affiliated organizations with the patrol vehicle of the Nigeria Police Force providing security. The event kicked off at the Youth House, MKO Abiola Stadium, Kuto, and was terminated at the Governor’s Office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
Ayelaagbe noted that it had become a daily occurrence in the border communities including Owode, Ilaro, Ayetoro, Ipokia/ Idiroko, and its axis for men of the Nigeria Customs to kill and injure innocent citizens unlawfully under the guise of checkmating the activities of smugglers.
He, however, appealed to the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun to engage necessary stakeholders including the Federal Government to come to the aid of residents of the area.
Rt Hon. Speaker, Prince Olakunle Taiwo Oluomo alongside other legislators received the petition and pledged immediate action while the Hon. Commissioner for Youths and Sports addressed the congregation on behalf of the State Government.
13 MKAN members participated in the walk.