Following reports of incidences of violence, alleged robberies and related crimes during the COVID-19 lockdown in Ogun State, the State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has urged the State Command of the Nigeria Police and other relevant agencies to ensure law and order in all the affected areas, as well as the entire state.
The order by the chief security officer in the state was made known on Saturday in a statement signed by Special Adviser on Security to the State Government, AIG Sola Subair. (Rtd).
The government says its attention has been drawn to incidences of violence, alleged robberies and related crimes resurfacing in the State, especially in the Sango-Ifo axis. It added that, “Government has not only moved swiftly into action, the affected towns including but not limited to Sango, Ijoko, Ifo, among others are currently under substantial security surveillance.”
CASEFILE reports that government had earlier swung into action with the arrest of some suspects, as carried out by the Police in connection with the chain of unrest in the affected localities.
AIG Subair further noted that initial arrests notwithstanding, the State Police Command yesterday is not leaving any stone unturned as the command has arrested more suspects, and investigation is currently ongoing while suspects in custody continue to provide helpful information.
The State Government reiterated its commitment to the security of lives and property.
This state government also assured the entire citizenry of adequate security and dedication to safety of the people as well as urged everyone not to panic, as the situation is under control, the statement said.