Ekiti Incident: IGP Egbetokun Condemns Killings, Deploys AIG Abiodun Asabi For Swift Rescue

….. Tasks newly deployed AIG on proper coordination for optimum security
….. Commiserates with families of deceased Obas.

The Inspector General of Police, IGP Kayode Egbetokun has strongly condemned the recent killing of two traditional rulers – HRM Oba Samuel Olusola Olatunji, Ph.D., the Olumojo of Imojo-Ekiti and HRM Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti in Ekiti State, and the abduction of school pupils and teachers in Emure-Ekiti.

A statement on Thursday, 1st February 2024 signed by the Force PRO, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said that the IGP has therefore taken immediate steps to address the security challenges in the region.

According to him, to ensure the swift restoration of peace and order, the IGP has ordered the immediate deployment of Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Abiodun Asabi to Zone 17 Akure, along with additional personnel and assets.

The newly posted AIG has been tasked with overseeing a comprehensive and coordinated security response to bring an end to the unfortunate security incidents in Ekiti, and parts of Ondo State and ensure proper coordination among security agencies for optimum effectiveness in tackling the security concerns within Ekiti State.

The IGP expressed 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.

Adejobi further said that preliminary investigations have led to the arrest of thirteen suspects who are currently assisting the Police with the investigation process.

“The Inspector General of Police hereby reiterates 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, the statement concluded.