In the wake of recent activities of hoodlums and street urchins in the border communities between Lagos and Ogun States, the Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, NPM, mni, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional intelligence and operational assets of the Force, comprising Police Mobile Force (PMF) Units, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS), to Lagos and Ogun States to strengthen security and bolster public confidence in the affected areas.
The Intervention Team is under the coordination of Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, fdc, a seasoned crime fighter, who doubles as the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning of the Force and the coordinating DIG for South-West Geopolitical Zone. He is to immediately oversee the deployments of these additional assets to enhance public safety, public confidence and general security in the two (2) States.
Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered Commissioners of Police across the country to immediately rejig the security architecture in their various Commands. This is in a bid to effectively tackle all emerging crimes associated with the COVID-19 lock-down. They are also to intensify patrols around residential areas, markets, shopping malls and all critical national infrastructures in their jurisdictions.
The Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the twelve (12) Zonal Commands have directions by the IGP, to bring their supervisory role to bear by ensuring that the Commands under their Zones are safe and secure for the citizenry to live and thrive.
A total of One Hundred and Ninety One (191) suspect arrests have been made in Lagos and Ogun States in connection with the incidents.
You can reach the DIG, Peter B. Ogunyanwo, hrough this GSM No: 0803 389 3226.
The Control Room Numbers for Lagos Command are 08127155132, 08065154338 and 07055462708. That of Ogun Command are 08081770416 and 08081770419.
However, the IGP assures the citizens that the police will not sit idly-by and allow activities of a few criminals to disrupt the peace and security of the country.
In conclusion, he commends Nigerians for their steadfastness, patience, perseverance and vigilance at this critical time.
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