Kogi said he was working hard to rescue three children who were kidnapped in a housing estate in the state’s Ajaokuta Local Government Area on Friday. The kidnappers have demanded a ransom of N100 million for their release. The Information and Communications Commissioner, Mr Kingsley Fanwo, stated in a statement issued on Saturday that the government remains committed to the safety of the people. He stated that the government is working closely with security agencies, and vigilance groups to ensure that the kidnapped children are rescued alive and the attackers are brought to justice. “There has been a massive deployment to the area to achieve results. “Kogi is known for distinguishing himself in ensuring the safety of life and property of not only residents but also travelers crossing the state. “As much as we enable dynamism in our security architecture and strategy, we recognize the fact that some cowards sometimes try to undermine our efforts. “What we always do in such circumstances is chase the criminals, catch them and bring them to justice,” he said. The Commissioner assured that the state government would not shirk its responsibilities and would continue to work with security agencies to maintain its position as “the safest state in the country”. Kogi also condemned the attack on a ceramics company, also in Ajaokuta on Friday night. Fanwo noted that a police investigation had begun into the attack. “Security has been stepped up around the area and the affected companies are working closely with law enforcement officials to uncover the attackers. “We urge the people of Ajaokuta and indeed, Kogi, in general, to go about their normal business as we have done, stringent security measures to ensure everyone’s safety,” he added. Fanwo ordered community leaders, political actors, and everyone else to contribute to the country’s security architecture that is geared towards safeguarding the country’s security.