Kogi State government promised to rescue three children abducted by gunmen at a housing estate in Ajaokuta Local Government Area of the State.
The children were kidnapped on Wednesday and the abductors have made a demand of N100 million ransom for their release.
The Kogi State Commissioner for Information and Communications, Kingsley Fanwo disclosed this in a statement issued to journalists on Saturday.
Fanwo said, “Kogi is known for distinguishing herself in ensuring security of lives and property of not only the residents, but also of travellers crossing the state.
“In as much as we activate dynamism in our security architecture and strategy, we recognise the fact that some cowards will sometimes try to undermine our efforts. What we have always done in such circumstances is to go after the criminals, apprehend them and bring them to justice.
“We urge the people of Ajaokuta and indeed, Kogi State, in general, to go about their normal businesses as we have put in place, stringent security measures to ensure the safety of all. The government will spare no resource to ensure our cherished children are rescued alive and unhurt”.
Fanwo also condemned the attack on a ceramics company, also in Ajaokuta on Friday night.
Adding that the government was working alongside security agencies, and local vigilance groups to ensure that the abducted children are rescued alive and the assailants brought to book.