Ekiti State Governor, Mr Biodun Oyebanji has assured citizens of the state that efforts are on to rescue the six school pupils and their teachers who were abducted in Emure- Ekiti.
The pupils of a private school in Emure-Ekiti, three teachers and the bus driver were abducted while returning to Eporo- Ekiti.
In a statement issued by the Governor’s Special Adviser on Media, on Tuesday, Oyebanji, who described the kidnapping of the school pupils, as callous and unacceptable, said nothing would be spared in the efforts to rescue them.
The statement revealed that security agencies in the state are already on the trail of the abductors with a mandate to bring the pupils and their teachers back safely.
According to the governor, security is being stepped up across the state with a view to flushing out criminal elements from their hideouts.
While calling on the citizens to remain calm and vigilant, he urged them to cooperate with security agencies, by making available relevant information to the authorities.