July 27, 2021

Lagos And Ogun Unrest: IGP Responds To Public Outcry

The Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu has ordered the immediate
deployment of additional intelligence and operational assets of the force to restore peace
and strengthen security amid the chaos in Lagos and Ogun.

The task force is made up of operatives of the Police Mobile Force (PMF) Units, Federal
Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS), Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the
Special Tactical Squad (STS).

This action is following the public outcry for peace as hoodlums and street urchins have
taken advantage of this lockdown to perpetrate criminal activities. Residents of affected
areas have been living with a fear of the unknown.

The Intervention Team would be headed by a Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG
Peter Babatunde Ogunyanwo, fdc, a seasoned crime fighter, who also 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.

The IGP, Muhammed Adamu in a press statement through the Force Public Relations
Officer, DCP Frank Mba restated that the police will not sit idly and allow activities of a few criminals to disrupt the peace and security of the country which is why this new feat has been put in place.

“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 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”, the statement read in part.

In addition to this, a total of One Hundred and Ninety-One (191) suspects have been
arrested in Lagos and Ogun States in connection with the incidents. 15 locally -made guns, 52 live cartridges, 42 Cutlasses, weeds suspected to be Marijuana were recovered
from the hoodlums by the Police Teams in the Agbado, Ifo, Otta, and Agege axis.

The DIG, Peter B. Ogunyanwo, fdc can be reached through this GSM No: 0803 389 3226.

The Control Room Numbers for Lagos Command are 08127155132, 08065154338 and
07055462708 while that of Ogun Command is 08081770416 and 08081770419.