Thursday, September 24, 2015
Buhari Directs IGP To Rescue Chief Falae Swiftly And Safely
President Muhammadu Buhari has directed Inspector-General of Police Solomon Arase and other security agencies to take all necessary action to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae, who was abducted from his farm on Monday in Akure by unknown men.
He describes the abduction as “callous and reprehensible”
In a statement by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr. Femi Adesina, the President assured family and friends of the 77 year old Elder statesman that the Federal Government will do all within its powers to ensure the swift and safe release of Chief Falae.
The president assured Nigerians that ongoing efforts to significantly enhance the security of lives and property in the country will continue apace and that under his leadership, Nigerians, irrespective of their status, will no longer be left at the mercy of criminal elements.
The Ondo State police urged the family of the elder statesman not to pay any ransom as demanded by his abductors.
Police Spokesman Wole Ogodo said police will not support the idea of paying ransom before the release of the elder statesmen.
Ogodo noted that the police’s rescue team led by Commissioner of Police Mike Ogbodu, was working hard at rescuing Falae alive.
Meanwhile, the abductors who initially demanded a ransom of 100million on Monday after the kidnap have slashed 10 million off the money, now demanding N90million.
A close family member disclosed that the family so far have only raised N2million.
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