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Edo assembly calls for release of kidnapped pupils in Akoko-Edo

Edo State House of Assembly  has adopted a motion calling on the state government and all the relevant security agencies in the state to as a mater of urgency  secure the release of all kidnapped victims including pupils of Gloryland International School, Igarra in Akoko-Edo Local Government Area of the state.
The house also urged security agencies to increase their presence in Akoko-Edo local government area and possibly set up response teams capable of addressing security challenges  as a result of its proximity to  two other states along borderline making it highly vulnerable.
The resolution was sequel to a matter of urgent public importance moved by the member representing Akoko-Edo 2 Constituency,Hon. Emmanuel Agbaje.
The lawmaker who decried the state of insecurity in the local government, narrated how pupils of Gloryland International School, Igarra were kidnapped on their way from school.
He said  that kidnapping had become rampant in the locality adding that  a member of a family who was going to pay a ransom for the release of his family members was also kidnapped.
Hon. Agbaje thereafter solicited the support of the members  to wade into the matter with a view to putting an end to the problem of incessant kidnapping in the area as well as  rescue the kidnapped pupils whose whereabouts still remain unknown.
Also speaking, former deputy speaker and member representing Akoko-Edo 1 Constituency, Hon. Yekini Idaiye  said many residents of the area had fallen victim of kidnapping in the locality.
He said that the residents  with the support of vigilante and hunters have been instrumental in the fight against insecurity but their efforts were not enough.
He stated that the level of insecurity in the local government was alarming adding  that  as the oldest local overnment in the country and the most undeveloped  it should not be allowed to go into extinction.
On his part, the Deputy Speaker, Hon. Roland Asoro said it was disheartening that the people of Akoko-Edo were in experiencing this level of  insecurity.
He said that it worrisome that despite the efforts of the state government in addressing insecurity in the state, the level of insecurity was still high everywhere in the state.
The spaeaker , Rt.Hon. Marcus Onobun  in his submission  said it  was saddening that  the state of  insecurity was on the increase but  said that collaborative effort of all the relevant security agencies  was required in addressing the challenges of insecurity.
He directed that clean copies of the resolution be given to relevant all relevant authorities for immediate action.Edo assembly calls for release of kidnapped pupils in Akoko-Edo