PDP Bemoans Kwara Govt’s Failure to Protect People’s Lives Following Discovery of Killers Den in Ilorin
The Kwara State chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has associated the discovery of a kidnappers den in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital as a failure of the government of Kwara State to protect the people of the state.
The party said it is miffed about the stunning discovery of a killers’ den believed to be the hideout for people dealing in sales of human parts in some blocks of uncompleted building along Airport/ Eyenkorin Road near NASFAT village, a suburb of Ilorin.
The party in a statement by its Publicity Secretary, Chief Rex Olawoye, said the discovery is yet another horrific situation that calls for sober reflection from all and sundry as it has further opened the wounds of the people who are battling maladministration in the midst of plenty under the ruling APC.
While describing the situation as horrific, coming on the heel of a public alarm raised recently by the Ilorin Emirate Descendants Progressives Union (IEDPU) on the alarming rate of kidnapping, ritual killings and cultism in the state, the party put the blame squarely on the failure of the govt of the state.
“While PDP, as a party, is sad about this horrendous event which has consumed people whose number could not be immediately ascertained, we will not however be intimidated from putting blame where it rightly belongs. From all intents and purposes, the discovery of the House of Horror by the police in a suburb of Ilorin, on the tip-off of vigilant residents, is an indication of a government that has gone asleep while the state burns under unprecedented insecurity,” the statement said.
The PDP reminded the state government of its primary function, which is the security of the lives and properties of the helpless populace, but said unfortunately, the government of Abdulafattah Ahmed has abdicated this responsibility resulting to the killing of several innocent lives.
The statement further said:
“Before the APC accuses us of politicization, which is their regular mantra when serious socio-economic and security concerns are genuinely raised by our party, they should be reminded that the primary function of the government of the state is the security of the lives and properties of the helpless populace. Unfortunately, there has been a clear abdication of this responsibility, leading to the killings of several innocent lives and destruction of property. Even when our Party raised an alarm recently about the killing of a defected member of the PDP, Master Tajudeen Eba, by thugs suspected to be APC agents, all what we got in return was a deliberate cover-up and factual misrepresentation by a political party that has now made lies and half-truth the centre-piece of its manifestoes. Till today, nothing has been heard either about the gruesome murder of Mr. Tajudeen or the alleged mastermind of the fracas, a certain ‘Gbajamo’, a wanted notorious thug that the government was reported to be on the list of those being sponsored by the Kwara State Government for this year’s Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.”
“From the inception of the present APC government, Kwara has been moving from frying pan to fire in terms of insecurity. From unprecedented rate in incidences of cultism, to ritual killing and kidnapping, the state has never had it so bad. Kwara has, quite unfortunately, gained a notoriety of being the ‘Headquarters of Kidnappers and Ritual Killers in the North-Central Geopolitical zone’, as derisively published by a soft sell magazine recently. “
“We now begin to wonder what in actual fact the Kwara State Governor, Mr. Abdulfatah Ahmed, has been using his over N200million Security Votes on over the past years. What are his arrays of appointed security advisers doing, despite huge amount of public funds funneled into those offices in the name of security?”
“It is obvious from the items found and emerging testimonies that the den had been in existence for long and the residents even told us that they usually see jeeps and exotic cars with official government cars within the area. It is an indictment on Kwara government’s moral character that for years this illicit practice of callous killings of fellow beings for envisaged selfish gains, keeps soaring right under the nose of the Kwara State Government.”
“In conclusion, we commend the vigilant residents around the scene of the crime for proving timely intelligence to the police, who in turn rose up to their responsibility with the speed of the light. We ask them to keep up with this patriotic duty, especially in the light of the inexplicable non-challance of their government to their security.
We urge the Federal Government, Nigerian Police Force, Human Rights Commission and civil societies to investigate this matter and get to the root of it, lest those who have been killed in this den will die in vain.”
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