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Robbery: IGP Deploys Intervention Squads To Lagos, Ogun

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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Mohammed A Adamu, NPM, Mni, 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.

The intervention squad were deployed to strengthen security and bolster public confidence in the wake of recent activities of robberies in Ogun and some parts of Lagos.

This was contained in a statement signed by the Inspector General of Police on Monday.

According to the statement, the intervention team will be coordinated by the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo.

He is to immediately oversee the deployments of these additional assets to enhance public safety, public confidence and general security in the two (2) States.

The IGP has also 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 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.

Meanwhile, a total of 191 suspects were on Monday, arrested in Lagos and Ogun States in connection with the incidents.

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 commended Nigerians for their steadfastness, patience, perseverance and vigilance at this critical time.

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