The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has ordered the immediate deployment of additional intelligence and operational assets of the Force to the border communities between Lagos and Ogun States.
The efforts according to a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Force Headquarters, Abuja Frank Mba is to strengthen security and bolster public confidence over the recent activities of hoodlums and street urchins in the areas.
According to Mba, the Intervention Team comprising of the Police Mobile Force Units, Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad, Intelligence Response Team, and the Special Tactical Squad are being coordinated by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, Babatunde Ogunyanwo.
Mba said Ogunyanwo who is the DIG in charge of the Department of Research and Planning of the Force and also the coordinating DIG for South-West Geopolitical Zone, is to oversee the deployments of the additional assets to enhance public safety, public confidence and general security in the two States.
He also explained that the inspector General of police 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 Force Public Relations Officer also added that the Assistant Inspectors General of Police in the twelve 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.