Ogun state Government’s statement is biased, insensitive and one-sided. No one supports smuggling. Due diligence by the security operatives would have ensured whatever contraband found taken away without first shooting and maiming people.
Nobody supports killing of security operatives. However, lives of our people also matter therefore citizens must be treated with dignity. No mention is made by Ogun State Govt about the man who was shot, another in hospital, palace of our Oba desecrated, cars vandalised, bikes burnt and people matchetted. In fact the place became a ghost town on account of the siege laid by the combined team of security agents.
The Ogun State Government in their statement have shown that they cannot be trusted to look out for the citizens with this tilted statement.
Imasayi is not a border town, in fact its like 50km away from our borders. One expects that the operation needed to fish out any “smugglers” must be different from the operations carried out at our borders.