It’s no secret that Nigeria does have its own distinctive security issues. Reports on criminal activities range from extortion to kidnapping, fraud, and even armed robbery. With these crimes, there is a common denominator, and that factor is motive, particularly the motive to get some cash.
Most crimes synonymous with the Nigerian society often arises as a result of a desperate search for money. Nearly all of the despicable deeds you would find on the media, almost always points to a crime motivated by money. So, how to respond to crimes with unusual motives is something lost on us.
Such appears to be the case in Akinyele Local Government area of Oyo State. Several residents in this area have reported mysterious and brutal attacks on unsuspecting victims, especially on women and children. Causing many to believe that the state may have a serial killer on the loose.
I think there's a serial killer in Akinyele and the Oyo State Government need to do something about it urgently. This is getting too much!
— Ogbeni Alaka 🇳🇬 (@Ogbeni_alaka) June 30, 2020
News of yet another attack on a woman and her daughter, who were nearly butchered to death by the assailant, made its way on social media today.
— TushspotNews (@tushspot) June 30, 2020
Nigerians on Twitter have caught wind on the issue and have decided to address this reoccurring problem. They are calling on the appropriate authorities to look into it, and do a better job in protecting its citizens.
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What is this for crying out Loud?how can ppl be this wicked Akinyele LG what is the Oyo state Govt doing bout this do you mean those heartless criminals lurking in that area are that invincible these photos are too horrific! pic.twitter.com/nCCZu3nD1X
— MR PLugz (@saintkay5) June 30, 2020
The @PoliceNG needs to find something to do with serial killing in Akinyele local government area, a mother and her daughter are brutally attacked and had deep cuts on their face and head. Five people have been killed so far in the local govt and the culprit still walking freely.
— Top-Notch News Plug (@yung_stunning) June 30, 2020
— Nkàlàri® (@Agu_Iyi) June 30, 2020
A number of people reacting to this issue are not just calling on the government in general, or law enforcement agencies, but rather, they are calling directly to Governor Seyi Makinde, with some comparing the security situation in the state to the era of the previous administration.
LRT.. Seyi really needs to act on whatever the fuck is happening at Akinyele LG. It’s becoming too much
— Ayọ̀bámi (@Ayobammii) June 30, 2020
Security situation in Oyo state under late Governor Abiola Ajimobi was relatively peaceful. What i don't understand is how the security situation in oyo state is getting worst under @seyiamakinde Who is barely under one year in office. The news coming out from Akinyele L/G is
— Tweet of God (@IamTopsy4real) June 30, 2020
This continuous killing of the people of Ouo state in Akinyele must stop and i trust HE Gov. @seyiamakinde will give this murderous incidence a serious attention.
— Francis-Áyò Láwál (@ayolifecode) June 30, 2020
With a number of reported attacks concentrated in the area, the people of Akinyele LGA are refusing to sit back and say nothing, and the rest of the country is solidly behind them, using their platform on social media to shed light on the troubling development.