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Ekiti Abductions: Group Lauds Fayose, IGP’s Intervention

Posted: May 22, 2015 at 5:26 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

Following the setting up of a special squad by police authorities to check the increasing spate kidnapping in Ekiti State, a human rights group, the Centre for Human Rights and Social Justice(CHRSJ), has commended the Governor Ayodele Fayose and the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Solomon Arase, for their intervention on the matter,

In a press statement signed by the executive chairman of the rights group, Comrade Adeniyi Alimi Sulaiman, in Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State, Thursday, CHRSJ said the IGP and the governor’s intervention was a welcome development. The group also called on residents of the state to help the government and the police by giving useful information to unravel those behind the crime.

Sulaiman also urged the political actors in the state to stop politicising the criminal act of kidnapping, because all hands must be on deck to stamp out the menace in Ekiti and its environs.

“We want to enjoin the people of Ekiti State to cooperate with the authorities of the State and the police force by  giving them useful information on how to stamp out the criminal tendency out of the state.

“People should not fear to give out useful information because such information will be treated as confidential by the authorities concerned. Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State and the (police) authorities under the headship of Mr. Solomon Arase deserve commendation for their prompt intervention to nip in the bud of incessant kidnapping cases in the state in recent times,” Sulaiman said.

While applauding the police the prompt drafting of the special squad led by the new Ekiti State Commissioner of Police, Sulaiman appealed to the new police boss to do the job as a matter of urgency without fear or  favour.

He appealed to medical doctors, under the auspices of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) to reverse the suspension of emergency services in government hospitals in the state as the police authority and the state government have waded into the matter.