President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police, Solomon Arase, and other security agencies to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae, who was abducted from his farm on Monday.
The President, who issued the order being briefed on the incident, also condemned the “callous and reprehensible kidnapping” of Falae, a former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman, said an Aso Rock statement on Wednesday.
Issued by presidential spokesman, Femi Adesina, the statement said Buhari had requested for constant update on the rescue mission, even as he assured Nigerians that under his watch, they would be not be left at the mercy of criminals.
According to Adesina: “The President assures Chief Falae’s family, friends and other concerned Nigerians that the Federal Government will do all within its powers to ensure his swift release.
“President Buhari, who has requested constant updates from the police and security agencies on efforts to find and rescue Chief Falae, also denounces the recurring incidents of criminal abductions across the country.
“He assures all 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.”