The Kwara State Governor, Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq, has reacted to the abduction of four Turkish expatriates on Saturday in the Edu Local Government Area of the state.
Governor Abdulrazaq in his reaction called for calm in the state following the abduction.
Naija News had earlier reported that at about 10 pm, four Turkish expatriates were kidnapped by gunmen at a drinking bar at Gbale village in Edu Local Government Area of the State.
Recall that former President Olusegun Obasanjo in an open letter had called on President Muhammadu Buhari to address the insecurity in Nigeria.
The Kwara State governor in a statement through his spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, made the appeal for calm on Sunday.
In the statement, he said, “the governor is working closely with the security agencies to ensure the prompt rescue of the abducted expatriates.”
“The governor urges the people to go about their lawful businesses and not to entertain any fear as doing so may embolden the criminals behind the development”.
The Commissioner of Police in the state, Kayode Egbetokun, has deployed a team under the operation Puff Adder to rescue the abducted Turkish expatriates and apprehend the kidnappers.