The Kwara State Police Command has outrightly condemned an unfortunate report of abduction of cases published by an online medium described kwara state as the new haven for kidnappers.
This was contained in a press statement signed and made available to newsmen by the command Public Relations Officer, SP Ajayi Okasanmi in Ilorin on Wednesday said that the story is baseless and against the interest of the general public.
The statement disclosed that the security in the community in full support of the state government’s efforts to curtail breaches which are sadly of the copycat syndrome, adding that it is dangerous for anyone to hide under the unfortunate situation to undermine the effort of the police by unnecessarily tagging the state as a haven for kidnappers.
“Everyone has a duty to promote public order and avoid statements that could create unnecessary apprehension in the minds of kwarans.
It will do everyone especially some unsuspecting members of the media a lot of good to avoid unknowingly giving cheap publicity to criminals whose major oxygen is undue media attention and lionization of their antics.
The statement further said Kwara remains the safest state in the country as confirmed by the IGP during his recent visit to Kwara State.
Notwithstanding, the command remains alert at all times in addressing any unfortunate incident with credible intelligence and resolute policing methods .
The police, and the security community in the state will continue to work with all stakeholders, including the supportive state government, to ensure that criminal gangs do not have a toehold in the state.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ wishes to advise members of the public to ignore the news which at best is alarming in nature and continue to work with the police and other sister agencies to keep Kwara State safe and secured at all times.