APC bemoans killings in Ekiti, charges Fayose on security
The All Progressives Congress (APC) in Ekiti State has lamented the spate of suspected assassinations in the state in the last four days, saying the development was not unconnected with lax security measures short of political will to protect residents from avoidable deaths.
Within the last four days, three men, including a police officer, had lost their lives to circumstances believed to be assassinations.
A Superintendent of Police (SP), Idowu Taiwo, was last Sunday killed and abandoned in his car handcuffed after three gunmen abducted him at a relaxation joint along Ikere-Ado road in the state capital.
On Monday, Kunle Enisan, an engineer, was also abducted on his way home along Afao-Ado road, Ado-Ekiti. His dead body was found Tuesday morning, sparking anger and outrage that shook the state capital.
Earlier on Saturday, Wale Adeniyi, a graduate entrepreneur in Ikere-Ekiti, was found dead along Iju-Ikere road after an encounter with gunmen.
But reacting in a statement in Ado-Ekiti by Publicity Secretary, Taiwo Olatunbosun, the party lamented the sudden upsurge in the murder of residents, blaming lack of adequate security measures for the sad incidents.
He said: “It is regrettable that while Ekiti people thought that the era of assassinations was over, a trend never witnessed in the crime record of the state suddenly emerged in the last four days.
“Within three days, three people were murdered by assailants without any trace of their movements or suspicion of their motives for carrying out such murderous activities and it is regrettable that up till now, security agencies don’t seem to have any clue to the causes of the incidents.”