The Minister of Solid Minerals, Dele Alake, has called on the Police to ensure the rescue of the six pupils and their teachers who were on Monday kidnapped in Ekiti State.
This was as he also expressed sadness at Monday’s killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State, the Onimojo of Imojo- Ekiti, Oba Olatunde Samuel Olusola, and the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti, Oba David Babatunde Ogunsola.
In a post on X, he said, “On behalf of my family, I extend our condolences to Governor Abiodun Oyebanji, the government and people of Ekiti State, especially the families and subjects of our departed kings.
“While I strongly condemn this unfortunate incident, I urge the security agencies to apprehend the assailants and ensure they face the full force of the law until justice is served. Additionally, I call on the Police high command and the Department of State Security to rescue the primary school pupils from Emure-Ekiti who were kidnapped on their way from school at Eporo-Ekiti.
“Undoubtedly, this is a distressing moment for the people of Ekiti State and Nigerians in general, but the Federal Government, under the leadership of President Bola Tinubu, will persist in its efforts to enhance the security situation in our country.”