President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Inspector-General of Police and other security agencies to immediately take all necessary actions to ensure safe and speedy rescue of Chief Olu Falae who was abducted from his farm on Monday.
The Special Adviser to the President on Media and Publicity, Mr Femi Adesina, in a statement on Wednesday, said the president’s directive was sequel to a briefing on the incident.
Adesina said President Buhari condemned “the callous and reprehensible” kidnapping of the former Secretary to the Government of the Federation and elder statesman.
He quoted the president as assuring Falae’s family, friends and other concerned Nigerians that the Federal Government would do all within its powers to ensure his swift release.
The presidential spokesman said Buhari had requested constant updates from the police and security agencies on efforts to find and rescue Chief Falae.
According to Adesina, President Buhari also denounces the recurring incidents of criminal abductions across the country.
He said President Buhari assured all Nigerians that ongoing efforts to significantly enhance the security of lives and property in the country would continue apace.
The presidential aide said Buhari also assured that under his leadership, Nigerians, irrespective of their status, would no longer be left at the mercy of criminal elements.