Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police,
Mr Somolon Arase, has promised to deploy crack squad to Ekiti in the next 48
hours to tackle the issue of kidnap in the state.
Arase made the promise on Monday at the Force Headquarters,
Abuja, following the request of Gov. Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti.
The inspector-general vowed that apart from Ekiti, the
police would intervene in any state in the country where there was "social
"Ekiti should be rest assured that we will deploy in the
state in next 48 hours to address the issue of kidnap.’’
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He said that special team would also be deployed to Kogi to
address similar problem in the state.
Earlier, Fayose had appealed to the police boss to intervene
to save the state, expressing concern about the security situation in the state
in terms of kidnap of innocent citizens.
The governor said eight persons had been kidnapped in the
last three weeks, adding that kidnap was strange to the state.
"I am finding it difficult to handle the situation, hence,
I will have to refer to you (I-G) for advice.
"I do not want kidnap cases to reach the stage where we
will not be able to do business in the state,’’ Fayose said and urged the
police to come to the aid of Ekiti.