THE security situation in the riverine areas of Lagos and Ogun states should be giving those who are in positions of authority cause for concern. However, we have not heard any politician speak on the situation since the Ogun State deputy governor attempted to visit some communities, but was attacked by militants.
In other climes, top politicians by now would be visiting the communities on a regular basis to identify with their suffering. What even stops our representatives from Ikorodu to raise the motion in the state and Federal legislative assemblies?
It seems our elected representatives do not even care about our plight, as they have not shown concern on the attacks we are experiencing on a daily basis.
Apart from the attacks in Ikorodu, a traditional ruler was abducted in Iba community recently; this is definitely the height of lawlessness.
On a daily basis, people are being kidnapped for ransom. This is now the ‘business’ of the criminals who operate through the waterways. A sum of N500million is being demanded for the release of the traditional ruler, while a sum of N100million is being demanded for the release of a RCCG pastor who was kidnapped in his church.
Nobody knows what is happening any longer, as the governors of these two states are also confused on how to go about solving this problem.
I hope President Muhammadu Buhari can take pity on us and order the military, particularly the Navy, to deploy to the waterways in these two states.
- Foluso Adebiyi,