Ogun State chapter of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has commended the men and officers of the Anti-Kidnapping and Anti-Cultism Unit of the Nigerian Police Force, Ogun State Command, for the swift rescue of five persons kidnapped last week at Ogbere, Ijebu East Local Government of the State. One of the victims is a deaconess of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG). They were travelling from Onitsha to Lagos.
In a statement made available to Politocos on Sunday and signed by its Publicity Secretary, Tunde Oladunjoye, the APC praised the courage, quick intervention and professionalism of the policemen, led by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Bashir Makama that ensured that the victims were quickly rescued unhurt.
The party also commended the State Governor Prince Dapo Abiodun, for his “commitment and determination to rid Ogun State of any crime and ensure peace and normalcy, which necessitated his swift intervention and plea to President Muhammadu Buhari to which the Inspector General of Police (IGP), responded by providing an helicopter that has since remained in Ogun and has helped in rescuing the victims at Ogunmakin and Ogbere.” The party also thanked the IGP for his decision to set up a Special Task Force for Ogun State.
The party says although “security is the responsibility of all, APC Ogun advised that rather than rivalry, there should be increased sharing of intelligence and synergy between security and paramilitary agencies, as only this would ensure efficient and effective combat of crimes in our society.
“We endorse the recently expressed intention of the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, to relaunch, reactivate and reenergise the Ogun State Security Trust Fund, and urge him not to leave any stone unturned in order to make the state very safe for residents and travelers”, the statement added.
“We urge the police and other security agencies not to rest on their oars. It is not over until it is over. Security of lives and properties demands eternal vigilance,” the party concluded.