The Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mr Kayode Egbetokun, has deployed more police personnel and assets to ensure comprehensive and coordinated security response to the security breaches in Ekiti and parts of Ondo States.
The deployment is in response to the recent kidnapping of school children and killing of two traditional rulers, Oba Samuel Olatunji, the Olumojo of Imojo-Ekiti and Oba David Ogunsakin, the Elesun of Esun-Ekiti in Ekiti.
A statement by the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olumuyiwa Adejobi on Thursday in Abuja said the security response would be coordinated by Assistant Inspector-General of Police (AIG), Abiodun Asabi.
Adejobi said the AIG was directed to also ensure proper coordination among security agencies for optimum effectiveness in tackling the security concerns in the two states.
The police spokesman said the I-G had expressed his deepest condolences to the Government and people of Ekiti, and the families and loved ones of the deceased traditional rulers killed during the incidents.
He said preliminary investigations had led to the arrest of 13 suspects currently assisting the Police with ongoing investigation.
Adejobi pledged the commitment of the Nigeria Police to ensure that justice was served and those responsible for the heinous acts brought to book and prevent a recurrence of the incident.
The police spokesman urged the public to remain calm, vigilant and cooperate with thez police and other security agencies to restore peace and security in the affected areas.