Members of the Yewa Connecting Minds (YCM) have demanded for the immediate and unconditional release of Senator Veronica Iyabode Anike Anisulowo.
They have also tasked the Federal Government and the security agencies to do everything possible to ensure the safety of the Ex-Education Minister, who was abducted late Wednesday in Sawonjo/Imasayi area of Yewa North local government Ogun State while returning from her farm.
Addressing a press conference in Ilaro, YCM’s Coordinator, Prince Ekunola Gbenga Abraham said the people of Yewaland home and abroad received with shock the sudden news of the Senator’s abduction.
“As a body, we are calling on the government to do everything possible to ensure the safety of our leader and unearth her whereabouts, and to have the perpetrators fished out.
“We call on all the Yewans, Ogun indigenes and the Nigerians to rise up in prayers against the ugly development that has gotten to Yewaland, one of the peaceful areas in Nigeria, and that God will expose the sponsors and perpetrators of this dastardly inhuman act”, they said.
YCM expressed displeasure at the alarming rate of abductions in the area recently, adding, “We therefore issue a 24-hour ultimatum to the abductors of Senator Anisulowo to free her or face the wrath of the youths”.
According to them, youths of the area at the expiration of the ultimatum would storm all the creeks in the area to look for the kidnapped Senator.
Ekunola said the abduction would set back the development of the area, stressing that the act was capable of scaring away investors in the community.
“We the YCM condemn in its entirety the last Wednesday kidnapping of our leader Senator Iyabode Anisulowo by yet to be identified gunmen. It is regrettable that such incident could happen in our community.
“We are giving the kidnappers 24-hour ultimatum to release her or incur our wrath as youths. We will all move down to the creeks and get them out.
“The entire Yewa community is against the development and we urge the kidnappers to release the Ex-Minister unconditionally”, he said.
Since her abduction, no contact has been established while the abductors have not made any demand.