Laleye Dipo in Minna
The series of recent strange killings and corpses discovered in some parts of Tafa Local Government Area of Niger State have become a source of serious worry to the local council Chairman, Alhaji Ado Abubakar, who has called for more vigilance from both security agencies in the area and people in the community.
It was reported that mutilated dead bodies were almost on daily basis being recovered from the bushes in the area without any trace of the identities of the corpses or their killers.
According to reports from the area, the activities of those described as â€œone chance driversâ€ could have been responsible for the development.
Already, one suspected â€˜one chance driverâ€™ was last Friday mobbed and burnt to death by irate crowd in the Madalla area of the local government area.
The local government chairman has summoned an emergency meeting of political appointees and other stakeholders in the area to tackle the frightening trend.
Abubakar told the meeting that â€œthis is becoming a serious issue for us now because whenever they call us that a corpse is discovered in the bush, we always discover that the victims are strangled to death and then thrown into the bush by the perpetrators.
â€œThis is a challenge to the council because these incidents always begin from the Zuba park where people board vehicles. So, it is difficult for us to monitor and curtail it. We are working with security agencies to come up with measures to tackle it.
Abubakar, therefore, called on the people to be more vigilant by ensuring that people of questionable characters did not infiltrate the communities during and after the Christmas and New Year festivities.
â€œWhen you participate in ensuring the security of lives and property, the dividend is always positive. Through giving useful information to relevant authorities, a lot is done security wise.
â€œThe council is working with all security agencies to keep the relative peace enjoyed by residents of the council area intact,â€ adding that the local government is supporting the security agencies to enable them discharge their duties adequately.