Ekiti State Governor, Mr.
Ayodele Fayose, has written the
Inspector General of Police, Mr.
Solomon Arase, calling for his
intervention to stem the spate
of kidnappings that has hit the
state in the last few weeks.
In the letter dated May 15,
2015 and personally signed by
the governor, he said the IG’s
special intervention would help
in removing the fear the people
of the state were experiencing
following cases of abductions of
innocent people.
In a statement in Ado-Ekiti by
his Chief Press Secretary,
Mr. Idowu, Adelusi, the
governor also allayed the fear of
the people, saying the situation
would soon be put under
The letter, which was sent to
be delivered by road to the IG in
Abuja, was also copied to other
security chiefs.
“It is with great concern that I
am appealing to you to help in
our quest for a lasting solution
to the spate of kidnappings
and abductions in our dear
state. The development has
created fear in the minds of
our people and no meaningful
development can take place
under such atmosphere.
“As a responsible
government, we are taking all
necessary steps to curtail and
put an end to these dastardly
acts, and we believe a special
attention from your office on
the matter to our state would no
doubt, lead to finding a quick
solution to the problem,” the
letter read in part.
There have been instances of
the police authorities paying
special attention to any part of
the country whenever the need
Only recently, Arase sent a
special team of policemen to
Edo State to help in curbing
the outbreak of cult war among
various groups in the state.
The intervention has paid off,
with no new case of gang war
being reported in the last few

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