Women Protest Half Naked In Ondo Over Insecurity

 Women from four local government areas of Akokoland in the Northern senatorial district of Ondo state, on Saturday, protested half naked over the spate of insecurity in the area.

The women in their hundreds troopped out in the early hour of Saturday morning, converged on the Akungba Akoko junction and walked peacefully half naked to Oka Akoko, Akungba, Ikare-Akoko and some other towns within the area.

Armed with placards of various inscriptions and brooms, the protesters called on the security agents and the state government to come to the rescue of the area from the attack of the bandits.

The protesters said they decided to protest over the continued insecurity in the area,  said the protest became necessary following the recent kidnap of some teachers by some bandits in Auga Akoko.

They also frowned over the killing of a police officer by unknown gunmen at Oka Akoko last week and the attack of 17 travellers on Ifira Akoko-Isua Akoko road by armed robbers among others.

While addressing the protesting women, the Chairman of the Akoko Divisional Traditional Council and monarch of Oka Akoko Oba Yusuf  Adeleye, said the security challenges facing the country, Ondo State and Akokoland will soon become a thing of the past.

He said the leaders from the area have been trying to employ communal and traditional efforts to ensure the insecurity in the area becomes a thing of the past.

The monarch appealed to various communities in Akokoland to “form vigilante groups while local hunters should be encouraged to compliment the efforts of regular security agencies.”

He however commended the efforts of  Governor Rotimi Akeredolu for putting Amotekun corps in place to join forces with the existing security apparatus in combination the menace.


Chris Kehinde Nwandu is the Editor In Chief of CKNNEWS || He is a Law graduate and an Alumnus of Lagos State University, Lead City University Ibadan and Nigerian Institute Of Journalism || With over 2 decades practice in Journalism, PR and Advertising, he is a member of several Professional bodies within and outside Nigeria || Member: Institute Of Chartered Arbitrators ( UK ) || Member : Institute of Chartered Mediators And Conciliation || Member : Nigerian Institute Of Public Relations || Member : Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria || Fellow : Institute of Personality Development And Customer Relationship Management || Member and Chairman Board Of Trustees: Guild Of Professional Bloggers of Nigeria

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