The fear of drivers and other road users on the Lagos–Ibadan expressway has been allayed thanks to the Nigeria Police Force.
DIG in Charge of the Southwest, Mr. Jonhson Kokumo, the deputy inspector general of police, made the comments as he began a strategic evaluation visit of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
DIG Kokumo, who was in the convoy of Oyo State’s Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adebowale Williams, stated that the assessment tour had become necessary to make sure that the axis was safer for both drivers and residents of the surrounding towns.
Although security personnel had been sent to the road, the DIG stated that more needed to be done, including arming and outfitting the police for effective operation.
He claimed that additional tools including patrol cars, personnel, and high-tech weapons would be provided to the officers in order to improve their performance.
Mr. Kokumo urged the general public to disregard their fears and carry on with their legitimate activities.
”This is In furtherance of the resolve and commitment of the 21st Indigenous Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Baba Alkali psc(+),NPM, NEAPS, fdc, CFR to strategically end the incessant cases of abductions and to restore back confidence on road users and commuters especially as the country navigates towards the electioneering and ember period.”
While appealing to stakeholders to assist the Police in curbing the disturbing security trend by providing credible and timely information capable of nipping crime in the bud, the DIG gave an assurance of operational and tactical interventions from the IGP ranging from remodelling the security architecture to ample deployments to forestall any untoward happenings forthwith.
Alapako, Onigaari, and Ogunmakin were among the communities that the DIG visited outside of the Ogun/Oyo State borders.