Army,Police Deploys To Forestall Militant Attacks in Lagos/Ogun Communities

Within the aftermath of the violent militant attacks on groups in Lagos and Ogun, the military and Police have deployed several personnels to stop the crisis.

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The Ogun State Police Command said it had deployed more riot policemen and an Armoured Personnel Carrier in the Lagos and Ogun communities where militants had killed no fewer than 35 residents in the last two weeks.

The Defence Headquarters also said military authorities had carried out enough deployments in the communities with the capacity to prevent further attacks.

One of our correspondents gathered on Saturday that the police Area Commander in Sagamu had been asked to relocate to the troubled zone to coordinate operational and administrative activities.

Villages such as Imushin, Elepete, Igbo Olomu, among others, had been invaded by the militants on two occasions, penultimate Friday and last Thursday.

The Police Public Relations Officer in Ogun, Mr. Muyiwa Adejobi, told SUNDAY PUNCH that the state Deputy Commissioner of Police (Department of Operations), Bello Makwashi, on behalf of the state Commissioner of Police, carried out the deployment after series of consultations on the necessary measures to put in place in the affected communities.

He added that the Area Commander, Sagamu Area Command, Ali Janga, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, would remain in the area to monitor the activities of policemen deployed in the communities, which include Elepete, Imuti, kajola, Magbon and Ajegunle.

Adejobi said, “The command has deployed more mobile policemen in the community. Also, an Armoured Personnel Carrier has been equally deployed to the area.”

Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police, further said the Lagos State Police Command was equally mounting security surveillance on the Lagos flank of the riverine communities under the siege of the militants.

He added that talks were on to get other security agencies, most especially the military, involved in the offensive.

“The two commissioners of police in Ogun and Lagos are already discussing with the highest hierachy in security matters about the attacks on these communities,” he added.

 

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