Kwara no haven for kidnappers, says Police

The Nigeria Police Force, on Thursday, said Kwara State no haven for kidnappers, rejecting a report by an online medium calling the state a hide out criminals.

In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer of Kwara State Police Command, Okasanmi Ajayi, it said that the profiling, especially the headline of the news is baseless and against the interest of the general public.

According to the statement, “While the security community in full support of the state government continue to work together to curtail breaches which are sadly of the copycat syndrome, 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 the citizens.

“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.

“Kwara remains about 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.”

It stated that 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 Kwara State Commissioner of Police, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc wished to advise members of the public to ignore the news which at best is alarming in nature, urging them to continue to work with the police and other sister agencies to keep Kwara State safe and secured at all times.

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