Ogun State governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, on Monday said any landlord whose building is used as hideouts by kidnappers would be arrested.
The governor also ordered that the buildings used as hideouts should be demolished and the land confiscated.
Abiodun gave the order on Monday while briefing newsmen after a security meeting held with the state Commissioner of Police(CP), Bashir Makama and the Director of Department of State Services(DSS) in state , David Tuska, at governor’s office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.
The governor bemoaned the recent kidnapping cases on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway and Sagamu-Ore-Benin expressway where a total of 11 people were kidnapped.
He said the security meeting resolved that any landlord whose house was used for kidnapping would be arrested and prosecuted, while the building will be demolished and the land ceded to government.
He also stated that he has given an order that 25 meters on each side of the road between Sagamu and Ore be cleared.
According to him, the bush clearing would stop kidnappers from jumping out of the forest on the road to kidnap motorists plying the route.