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Kidnapping: We’re on top of situation – Ogun police command

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… Urge Nigerians to get involved in fight against insecurity***

The Police Command in Ogun says it has deployed machineries to rescue the four persons abducted from the state by gunmen on Tuesday night.

ASP Abimbola Oyeyemi,  Public Relations Officer  (PRO) of the command, gave the assurance on Thursday in an interview with the newsmen in Ota, Ogun.

Newsmen reports that gunmen, on Tuesday night, abducted four travelers in Olubo, a village situated near Abeokuta.

Oyeyemi said the command had deployed teams to the area.

The PRO added that the command had deployed helicopter for aerial surveillance.

“The command is doing everything possible to rescue the victims.

“Those who did it in the past were arrested, and this particular one or incident will not be an exception.

“We are sure that the criminals will soon be arrested and prosecuted according to the law,” he said.

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Oyeyemi advised residents of the state not to panic but adhere to all security tips.

He urged them to continue to go for their daily activities and avoid closing late from their shops and places of work.

Oyeyemi cautioned the residents against night travels to avoid abduction.

In the meantime, The Police Command in Ondo State has urged Nigerians to support security agencies in fighting the rising incidents of banditry and insecurity in the country.

ASP Tee Leo-Ikoro, the command’s spokesman, in a telephone interview with the newsmen said that security in the country was the responsibility of all and shouldn’t be left to security agencies alone.

He sad that residents must give necessary information to the police and other security agencies for them to act on.

The command’s spokesman said that the police and other security agencies in the state had been partnering to ensure the security of lives and properties of residents and visitors.

He also urged Nigerians to be vigilant and security conscious at all times in order to avoid being targets of criminals.

“Nigerian’s must get involved by cooperating with the Police and other security agencies in the fight against insecurity in the country.

“They must release all information and must not hoard any information capable of helping the police and other security agencies in the fight against insecurity.

“They must also be security conscious at all times and ensure that they are their brother’s keeper at all time,” he said.

Leo-Ikoro, however, attributed the low crime rate in Ondo State to the cooperation of residents in giving useful information to the police and other security agencies to tackle crime and insecurity.

He also urged residents in the state to do more to stem insecurity and other social vices in the state.

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