According to a statement by DCP Don Awunah, Force Public Relations Officer, when the information of the Kidnap got to the Nigeria Police Force, the Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim Idris, ordered the immediate deployment of a detachment of Counter Terrorism Unit to the area for the safe rescue of the victims.
It could be recalled that when the news of the kidnap spread around the Ayobo area, some good spirited members of the community mobilized to apprehend the hoodlums, until the Police were contacted.
This community collaboration with the Nigeria Police ensured that the hoodlums were traced to the Igando waterfront, Lagos, on July 4, 2016 where the criminals abandoned their victims and fled.
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Idris warns those involved in acts of kidnapping and other heinous crimes to turn a new leaf as the Police in the new dispensation is ready to clampdown on all forms of criminality throughout the country.
IGP Ibrahim Idris further stated that safety, peace and security of law abiding citizens are uppermost in his policing objectives. He affirmed that community partnership in crime control and prevention is critical to police ability to render quality service.