Segun Oladipupo |
Residents of Seme border community now live in fear and apprehension as three persons were again killed on Thursday in a clash by rival cults groups.
Recall that four persons were reportedly killed on Monday as two rival cult groups clashed in the area.
Again, another three persons were feared dead as community dwellers fear that the zone should not experience what is presently happening in North Eastern part of the country.
Baale of the Pengbon Community, Chief Ayeleso Ganjo told our correspondent that there is palpable fear in the land and that the development may affect international trade especially now that the border has been reopened for business.
“Seme is hot now, and they have opened the border for business, how would business thrive under this condition. Government should come and help us. We are part of Lagos and Nigeria. The killings here are taking a toll on our livelihood, as well as sending dangerous and alarming signals.
“Fear has engulfed this area, people are afraid of moving around to their businesses. The Police here is not helping matters. I doubt if any arrest has been made. They should come out and let us know what is happening for us to know how to help out.
“Nobody, no security agency is at our rescue here in Seme border, its only God that is helping us. Imagine now they have just opened the border and this kind of thing has started happening”
According to the Baale, the increasing incident of killing is due to lack of effective security in the area. He alleged that he had sent several correspondence to the security outfits without any action taken.
“I had made several correspondence to security agencies, telling them of the nefarious acts going on in this community, no action was taken.
“We are living in fear here as no one knows the one that will happen tomorrow. I have the evidence of all that is going on here.
“Killing has become a daily occurrence. Very soon this place will turn to northeast.
“Imagine four people were killed on Monday, yesterday again (Thursday), three have been killed, and no one knows how many that will be killed tomorrow.
“Like in the case of Agossu Daniel that was killed on Monday, he is the only child of the family.
“It was not like this before, those days when security operatives were proactive.
“To understand how calm this place used to be, during the EndSARs protest/ destructions, no destruction or demonstration took place here, people were going about their normal businesses”
“One of the three boys killed is named Tosin. The police here is not helping matters.
“They trivialize all these killings. Investigation are not being carried out, they would rather encourage deceased families to carry thier dead ones to bury, no arrests, no investigation.
“Are they not supposed to take such dead bodies to the mortuary for the time being and carry out investigation?
“One of the three boys killed was matcheted in front of his father’s shop. Whether the deceased was a member of the cults, I do not know for now,” Ganjo lamented.
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