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From Tade Oludayo, Ibadan

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

IGP Arase while playing host to the Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose in his office, promised to deploy a special team to Ekiti and Kogi states within the next 48 hours to curb the stem.

The IGP who noted that the police will do everything within her power to ensure that all states of the Federation are rid of people with criminal tendencies, assured the governor that Ekiti State will soon become safe for economic activities.

A release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor Idowu Adelusi said that the   governor who congratulated the IG on his elevation noted that he was at the Police Headquarters to intimate the IGP on the state of security in Ekiti.

He said the dimension of kidnapping in the state was strange, noting that about 8 people have been kidnapped in the last 3 weeks.

He therefore appealed to the IG to deploy experts especially from the headquarters to the state to nip the menace in the bud, saying people were becoming agitated and the government is very much concerned.

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

He said all hands must be on deck irrespective of party affiliations, to ensure a peaceful Ekiti state where all and sundry could sleep with their
two eyes closed.



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