President Bola Tinubu has ordered the Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun to arrest perpetrators behind the recent security situation in Ekiti State.
Recall that kidnappers had on Monday, killed two traditional rulers – HRM Oba Samuel Olusola Olatunji, the Olumojo of Imojo-Ekiti, and HRM Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti in Ekiti State, and abducted school pupils and teachers in Emure-Ekiti.
Tinubu ordered the police boss to fish out the assailants and make them face the full wrath of the law.
This was made known during the visit of the Ekiti State Governor, Biodun Oyebanji, and the Senate Majority Leader, Sen. Opeyemi Bamidele, to the Inspector General of Police at the Force Headquarters today 1st February 2024 to address the incidents in a bid to find a lasting solution to them.
The IGP has expressed the unrelenting commitment of the force to addressing the challenge, ensuring that the perpetrators are brought to book and the kidnapped pupils rescued unhurt.
In addition, the IGP has ordered the deployment of Police helicopter, Armored Personnel Carriers, IRT and STS operatives, and Police Mobile Force personnel, to augment the manpower already deployed to Ekiti for the special operations.