IG to deploy special squads in Ekiti, Kogi over kidnappings


The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has assured the people of Ekiti State of a rapid response to the spate of kidnappings in the state.

Arase, while playing host to the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, on Monday in Abuja, promised to deploy a special team in Ekiti and Kogi states within the next 48 hours to curb the trend.

According to a statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the IGP assured the governor that the police will do everything within their power to ensure that all states are rid of criminals.

Earlier, the governor, who congratulated the IG on his elevation, noted that he was at the Police Headquarters to intimate him with the state of security in Ekiti.

He said the dimension of kidnappings in the state was strange, noting that about eight people had been kidnapped in the last three weeks.

Fayose appealed to the Police boss to deploy experts in the state to tackle the crime, saying people were becoming agitated and the government was very much concerned.

While addressing journalists, the governor expressed his readiness to continue to create an enabling environment for the police to thrive in checking crimes in the state.

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