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South-West lost N3bn ransom, says Gani Adams

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Enoch Oyedibu

 

 

 

Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, had said that the South-West region had paid about N3 billion as ransom to kidnappers in the last two years

 

 

Adams stated this on Thursday at the South-West Security Stakeholders’ Conference organised by the South West Security Stakeholders’ Group, with the theme” “Stemming th tide of insecurity in South-West Nigeria: A Criminology Therapy,” held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capit

 

He disclosed that no fewer than 200 lives were lost as a result of insecurity in the region in those years.

 

 

 

Adams noted that if the leaders fail to act on the development, the region may record the same incident being experienced in the Northern part of the coun

 

 

He appealed to the Federal Government to consider regionalism as a way out of the present situation in the count

 

“There’s a need for self-government or regionalism in the country where governors would control the police and other security architectures of their state.”

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