The Nigeria Police Force said it has arrested thirteen suspects over the killing of two traditional rulers in Ekiti State.
The Force Spokesman, Muyiwa Adejobi, disclosed this in a televised monitored interview. He noted that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, has deployed an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) to the Southwest state to flush out marauders, killing and maiming in the state.
Adejobi noted that crowdfunding for kidnap ransom on social media is an illegal and punishable offense, stressing that those actions demoralize police personnel, stressing that paying a ransom is criminal in Nigeria.
Adejobi expressed concern, stating that this emerging trend, adding that it could incentivize more Nigerians to engage in kidnapping due to its perceived profitability, potentially fueling the criminal activity more.