Edo state governor Mr. Godwin Obaseki has ordered the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Hakeem Odumosun to rescue Mr. Micheal Ohio- Ezomon, who was kidnapped by gunmen on Thursday morning.
Ohio-Ezomo is the APC candidate for Owan West Constituency at the Edo State House of Assembly.
A statement issued by Special Adviser to Governor Obaseki on Media and Communication Strategy, Mr. Crusoe Osagie, said a rescue operation commenced immediately the incident was brought to the attention of security agencies in the state.
Osagie said Governor Obaseki frowned at the kidnapping especially during the campaign season.
He said Governor Obaseki cautioned political actors not to heat up the polity, but maintain a peaceful atmosphere as the elections draw closer.
He said the governor has ensured that the police get all the necessary support to track down the kidnappers and fast track the safe rescue of the victim.
According to him, “Governor Godwin Obaseki is on top of the incident and calls on the people to remain calm. He has ordered the Police Command to ensure that the kidnap victim is rescued. The Commissioner of Police has arrived Owan West. He is championing the investigation.”
“The governor is calling for calm and has assured the people that those who are responsible will be brought to book.“