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Ogun Residents Protest Against Activities of Land Grabbers

Residents of more than fifteen communities in Ogun State have cried out to the state House of Assembly to rescue them from the grips of suspected land grabbers. 

The aggrieved residents from Magboro and Onikogbo communities in Obafemi-Owode and Ado Odo/Ota Local Government areas of the state made the appeal during a peaceful protest to the assembly complex over alleged invasion of the communities by the suspected land grabbers

Zonal Chairman of the Community Development Council in Obafemi-Owode Local Government, Mr. Jimi Olusanya while explaining the situation stated that the land grabbers stormed the area last Monday threatening residents who had purchased and erected buildings on the land for more than 15 years.

Responding, the Speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, Mr. Olakunle Oluomo implored the state government and the necessary security agencies to ensure swift enforcement of the State Anti-kidnapping and Land Grabbing Law, 2016 to enhance peace and tranquility in the state.

Mr. Oluomo who commended the peaceful nature of the residents assured them that their case will be passed to the appropriate quarters for immediate action.

Oluwatoyin Adegoke

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