The Governor of Ekiti State, Mr. Ayodele Fayose, has written a letter to the Inspector General of Police, Mr Solomon Arase, calling for his intervention in the rising cases of kidnappings in the state in the last few weeks.
In a letter dated May, which he personally signed, Fayose requested the IG’s special intervention in removing the fear the people of the state were experiencing following numerous cases of abductions of innocent people.
The letter has been copied to all the other security chiefs in the country.
According to a statement in Ado-Ekiti on Friday by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, the governor promised the people that the situation would soon be put under control.
The letter read in part, “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”.
Governor Fayose cited instances where the police paid special attention to crisis situations in some parts of the country, saying that only recently, Mr. Arase dispatched a crack team to Edo State to help in curbing the activities of rampaging cultists in that state.
According to him, the intervention paid off as no new case of gang war has been reported in Edo State during the last few day.