The Aare Onakakanfo of Yorubaland, Iba Gani Adams, had mentioned that the South-West area had paid about N3billion as ransom to kidnappers within the final two years.
According to Tribune, Adams acknowledged this on Thursday on the South-West Security Stakeholders’ Conference organised by the South West Security Stakeholders’ Group, with the theme” “Stemming the tide of insecurity in South-West Nigeria: A Criminology Therapy,” held in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
He disclosed that no fewer than 200 lives have been misplaced on account of insecurity within the area within the years below assessment.
Adams famous that if the leaders fail to behave on the event, the area might report the identical incident being skilled within the Northern a part of the nation.
He appealed to the Federal Government to think about regionalism as a approach out of the current state of affairs within the nation.
“There’s a need for self-government or regionalism in the country where governors would control the police and other security architectures of their states.
“At every point in time in the region, insecurity has reached an alarming rate and there is the need for us to take drastic action towards ending the prevailing scourge,” he mentioned.