President Muhammadu Buhari has directed the Inspector-General of Police, solomon Arase, and the security agencies to take necessary actions to ensure the safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae.
This is contained in a statement issued in Abuja on Wednesday by the president’s Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina.
Falae was abducted at his farm on Monday by gunmen, who demanded N100 million as ransom.
The abductors later reduced the ransom to N90 million but Falae’s family said they could only raise N2 million.
Buhari condemned “the callous and reprehensible kidnapping of the former secretary to the government of the federation and elder statesman.
He assured Falae’s family, friends and other concerned Nigerians that the Federal Government would do its utmost to ensure Falae’s release.
The president, who was earlier briefed on the latest development on the abduction saga by relevant security agencies, requested constant updates from the police and security agencies on efforts to find and rescue Falae.
He also denounced the recurring incidents of abductions in the country.
The president assured that ongoing efforts to ensure security of lives and property in the country would continue.