Abuja - The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Somolon Arase, has raised concern at the prevalence of kidnappings in the Edo and Ekiti States.
Accordingly, he has pledged to deploy crack squad to the region following a request by the Governor Ayodele Fayose.
The Inspector-General vowed that apart from Ekiti, the police would intervene in any state in the country where there was social disorder.
“Ekiti should be rest assured that we will deploy special squad to the state in next 48 hours to address the issue of kidnap,” said Arase.
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Arase said that special team would also be deployed to Kogi to address similar problems in the state.
Fayose had expressed concern about the security situation in the state in terms of kidnap of innocent citizens and appealed to the police boss to intervene to save the state.
He said eight people had been kidnapped in the last three weeks.
“I am finding it difficult to handle the situation hence I will have to refer to you (IG) 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.
- CAJ News