Ogun, Oyo Police Deploy Tactical Teams To Lagos-Ibadan Expressway
Ogun and Oyo State Police Commands have deployed tactical teams and other operation assets to protect travelers along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway, from further attacks by kidnappers.
The kidnappers, in their latest attacks this week, opened gunfire on a bus, injuring passengers before they escaped into forest, after a engaging a police patrol in gunfight.
Ahead of the deployment, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, met with the deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of operations, Mustapha Dandaura, on the issue.
The police chief, addressing a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, said there would be more police presence henceforth on the expressway, blaming kidnapping and more robberies on the road on the ongoing construction.
Meanwhile, tactical police squads from Oyo and Ogun state commands are embarking on a joint intelligence led surveillance and aggressive patrol with permanent visibility policing on the expressway.
Spokesman of the Oyo state police command, Adewale Osifeso, in a statement, said both Ogun state police commissioner, Lanre Bankole and his Oyo counterpart, Adebowale Williams have conducted on a strategic assessment patrol and deployment of assets to concerned axis of the expressway.
According to him, both commands have remodeled their security architecture to deal with criminal elements, using both Oyo and Ogun states, as hideout after being dislodged from other parts of the country.