Sequel to the recent rampage by hoodlums in Lagos and Ogun States, the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of additional intelligence and operational assets of the Force in both Lagos and Ogun State.
The intervention force comprises of the 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.
Report by Vanguard stated that the Intervention Team setup by the IGP will be led by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo.
This was disclosed in a statement by the police Public Relations Officer, DCP Frank Mba who also stated that the DIG is to immediately oversee the deployments of assigned officers of the intervention team to enhance public safety, public confidence and general security in the two (2) States.
The Statement reads;
“Meanwhile, the IGP has ordered Commissioners of Police across the country to immediately rejig the security architecture in their various Commands 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 also been directed 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) suspects have been arrested in Lagos and Ogun States in connection with the incidents.
“The following exhibits, fifteen (15) locally-made guns, fifty-two (52) live cartridges, forty-two (42) Cutlasses and axes and large quantity of weeds suspected to be Marijuana have been recovered from the hoodlums by the Police Teams in the Agbado, Ifo, Otta and Agege axis.
“The DIG, Peter B. Ogunyanwo can be reached through this GSM No: 0803 389 3226.
“The Control Room Numbers for Lagos Command are 08127155132, 08065154338 and 07055462708 while that of Ogun Command are 08081770416 and 08081770419.
‘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.
“He commends Nigerians for their steadfastness, patience, perseverance and vigilance at this critical time.”