The Ogun State government has called on the Federal Government to secure the release of a Nigerian citizen of Ogun State origin currently in detention in Benin Republic.
Pastor Kunle Garb, a resident of Igbokofi village in Yewa North Local Government Area, was arrested at the village market, last week by gendarmes (Beninese Police).
In a statement, the Chief Press Secretary to the Ogun State Governor, Kunle Somorin, noted that Pastor Garb, an activist, who has been campaigning against the harassment of Nigerians by the Beninese was taken away by the armed security agents from the neighbouring country.
Pastor Garb has since been charged to a court and remanded in Benin Republic and prevented from having access to his lawyers, doctors and members of his family.
In a protest to the Federal Government, Gov. Dapo Abiodun narrated the ordeal of Nigerians living in the borders towns of the State and Benin Republic. He also called for prompt action to prevent further harassment of Nigerian citizens and encroachment on the Nigerian territorial borders.
The Governor also called on the National Boundary Commission to clearly demarcate Nigeria’s international borders with Benin Republic, while calling on Nigeria’s security agents to properly secure Nigerians in the border communities and our country’s borders with the neighbouring country.