Citizens have been ordered to be protected against attacks by political thugs by security operatives.
Mr Tajudeen Olatunji, a Nigerian who recently escaped a kidnapping attempt near the Seme border, told this to reporters.
“Good samaritans rescued him from the latest attack launched on him by political thugs,” Mr Olatunji claims.
Mr Olatunji stated that “political thugs launched an attack on him at the Seme Border on June 29th, 2021, while returning to Cotonou.” Because access to public health care in the Republic of Benin is not guaranteed, he was returning after being vaccinated against Covid-19.
“My assailants, suspected political hoodlums, donned face masks and tinted glass vehicles,” he said. It’s sad that the country’s security is deteriorating.”
“Since 2015, when he supported and campaigned for a PDP candidate who won a seat in the House of Representatives, his family and business have been threatened by the ruling political elite party,” Olatunji continued.
“I have been in exile since 2017 due to attacks by political thugs and ongoing APC party harassment of opponents,” he says.
He went on to say that one of those close shave incidents was the attack on the Seme border on June 29th, 2021. The people in the area rescued me.
“I wish to urge for increased security operational vigilance to stem the flow of banditry and kidnapping, which, when combined with political attacks, has exacerbated the general insecurity in the country,” he said.