Eagle’s Sight News affirmed that the residents of Ajebandele area, along Ado-Ikere-Akure road, in Ado-Ekiti, yesterday, blocked the road to protest incessant kidnappings and robberies in that section of the capital city.
The residents that protested yesterday were from Irede community, Ajebandele area of the capital city- Vanguard reported.
The residents were protesting the alleged kidnapping of a Pastor Julius Osunluyi, in the area, on Sunday evening, by suspected abductors.
According to their protest, Gun-wielding men, suspected to be kidnappers, were said to have besieged the pastor’s church and abducted him.
The highway was on lockdown for several hours, as the placard-carrying protesters erected barricades on every available space on the highway.
Commuters coming into Ado Ekiti from either Akure or Ikere and those traveling out of the Metropolis were trapped for several hours with their vehicles stagnant due to the blockade by visibly angered protesters.
According to the findings of journalists from one of the protesters, who identified himself as Ajayi Olayiwola, Ajayi stated: “The state of insecurity in Irede community area is alarming as we could no longer sleep with our two eyes closed.”