The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun, has disclosed that no fewer than 13 persons have been arrested over the murder of two traditional rulers and abduction of schoolchildren as well as their teachers in Ekiti State.
Aside from that, the Police boss has ordered the immediate deployment of Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Abiodun Asabi to Zone 17 Akure, along with additional personnel and assets, to ensure swift restoration of peace and order within the state.
Egbetokun’s directives came days after he strongly condemned the murder of the two monarchs, Oba Samuel Olatunji, the Olumojo of Imojo-Ekiti, and Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti in Ekiti State, and the abduction of school pupils and teachers in Emure-Ekiti.
In a statement released on Thursday by the Force spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the police boss disclosed that the suspects were currently assisting the Police with the investigation process.
The Inspector-General expresses his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Ekiti State, the families and loved ones of the deceased traditional rulers whose lives were tragically cut short during these incidents.
He reiterated the commitment of the NPF to ensuring that justice is served, and those responsible for these heinous acts are brought to book, while assuring the public that every necessary measure will be taken to apprehend the perpetrators and prevent a recurrence of such incidents.
Members of the public are urged to remain calm, vigilant, and cooperative with the Police and other security agencies, as we work to restore peace and security to the affected areas.