Wednesday 29 June 2016

Police IG deploys of special strike force to Kogi to combat kidnappings

Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Ibrahim Idris has ordered the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to Kogi State to combat the menace of kidnapping and other crimes within the state and its environs.

Idris said the deployment of the Special Strike Force became imperative as the Nigeria Police Force could no longer watch innocent citizens suffer in the hands of dreaded criminals rampaging within Kogi State and its environs.

The IGP in a statement issued by the Force Public Relations Officer, DCP Don Awunah further said that with the presence of the Strike Force, Kogi State and its environs would enjoy peace and tranquility.

He, however, advised those deployed on the assignment never to turn themselves into demi-gods, but servants to the people.

Idris urged members of the public to avail the Special Strike Force with the desired cooperation and assistance.

In recent time, Kogi State had been a den of kidnappers as top government functionaries and others had been kidnapped in the state.

A Deeper Life State Overseer, Pastor David Onubedo was abducted by gunmen on 25 January, 2016 in his house in Okene, Kogi State shortly after the Monday Bible Study of the church and was later released.

Also, on 22 April, 2016, the Permanent Secretary of Osun State Ministry of Finance, Budget and Economic Planning, Mrs Adebimpe Ogunlumade was abducted in Kogi by gunme‎n while returning to Osogbo from Abuja.

Ogunlumade was kidnapped along with her driver, Mr. Oladapo Arogundade Ajani and a Director from the ministry, Mr. Tajudeen Badejoko who accompanied her. They were later released.

Credit: PM News

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