Nigeria police on Monday said it has arrested 191 suspects connected to robbery incidents in border communities between Lagos and Ogun States.
“A total of One Hundred and Ninety One (191) suspects have been arrested in Lagos and Ogun States in connection with the incidents,” Inspector General of Police Mohammed Adamu said in a statement.
Adamu said 15 locally-made guns, 52 live cartridges, 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.
To curb further robbery incidents, Adamu said he 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, according to Adamu, is being coordinated by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, 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.
Adamu said Ogunyanwo will oversee the deployments of these additional assets to enhance public safety, public confidence and general security in Lagos and Ogun State.
The IGP assures the citizens that the police will not allow activities of a few criminals to disrupt the peace and security of the country.
He commended “Nigerians for their steadfastness, patience, perseverance and vigilance at this critical time.”
Nigerian police said on Monday that they had arrested 191 people suspected of robbery in the border community between Lagos and Ogun.
“A total of one hundred and ninety-one (191) suspects were arrested in Lagos and Ogun,” Inspector General Police Mohammed Adamu said in a statement.
Adamu said that 15 locally made weapons, 52 live bullets, 42 blades and axes, and many of weeds suspected of being marijuana, were hooded by police teams along the Agado, Ifo, Otto, and Agege axis rescued.
To curb more robberies, Adamu immediately ordered the provision of more information and working resources for the armed forces, including the Police Mobile Morce Unit (PMF) and the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS). Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and Special Tactical Squad (STS) to the states of Lagos and Ogun to improve security and strengthen public confidence in the affected area.
According to IGP, the intervention team was coordinated by Deputy Inspector General Police, Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, who is also DIG for the Department of Research and Planning Force and DIG coordinator for the South-West Geopolitical region.
Adamu said Ogunyanwo would control the use of these additional assets to improve public security, public trust and public security in Lagos and Ogun.
IGP assured citizens that the police would not allow the activities of many criminals to disturb the peace and security of the country.
He praised “the Nigerian people for their determination, patience, perseverance and vigilance at this critical time.”