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.”