Scores of youths and students from the Ibarapa geo-political zone in Oyo State on Tuesday protested the killings of their kinsmen.
Some suspected kidnappers or armed robbers killed many farmers and other innocent residents of the area.
The latest killing is that of a chieftain of the ruling Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the state, Dr. Fatai Aborode.
But, youths and students in the zone had Tuesday protested against incessant killings in the zone.
Some youths described the kidnapping as a recurring decimal, with many residents of Ibarapa land constantly living in anguish and fear.
One of the protesters, Mr. Oladiran Oladokun, urged the State government to mandate Caretaker Chairmen in the zone to clear bushes in Ibarapa land while addressing journalists.
Oladokun, who doubles as Convener, Igangan Development Advocate (IDA), urged the State government to openly condemn such killings and other dastardly acts in Ibarapa land.
He decried that the State anti-grazing law had only remained on paper with no implementation.
Oladokun said, “We are not anti-government; we are also in government, and we want the government to work.
“During election times, they can come to our own Ibarapa and seek for votes, and now that we are being slaughtered, where is their presence?
“Where is the government’s presence, and why have they been silent since these issues have started?
“Why hasn’t the government made any open denouncement of these, and we are left in silence?”