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The Kogi Government has reacted to the abduction of three children in Ajaokuta Local Government area of the state.
Naija News earlier reported that the three children were abducted on Wednesday evening at their residence in Kaduna Estate Ajaokuta Steel Township complex.
However, the kidnappers have demanded an N100m ransom for the release of three children.
In a statement released on Saturday by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo, the government said it is working hard to ensure the release of the minors.
He assured the residents of the state that the government will continue to work with security agencies to retain its position as the safest state in the country.
The commissioner added that the Yahaya Bello-led government will remain vigilant in protecting the lives and properties of the citizens.
The statement reads in part, “In as much as we activate dynamism in our security architecture and strategy, we recognise the fact that some cowards will sometimes try to undermine our efforts. What we have always done in such circumstances is to go after the criminals, apprehend them and bring them to justice.
”Immediately the unfortunate report was brought to the attention of the state government, our administration has spread our security net in working with the conventional security agencies and local vigilante groups to ensure the abducted children are rescued alive and the cowards who abducted them brought to book.
“We urge the people of Ajaokuta and indeed, Kogi State, in general, to go about their normal businesses as we have put in place, stringent security measures to ensure the safety of all. The government will spare no resource to ensure our cherished children are rescued alive and unhurt.”
Fanwo reiterated the ban on nose masks, brothels and shanties, noting that the measure was to give criminals no hiding place in the state.