Insecurity: Police warn herdsmen against committing crime in Lagos, Ogun

Insecurity: Police warn herdsmen against committing crime in Lagos, Ogun

Shehu Lawal, assistant inspector general of police zone 2, in charge of Lagos and Ogun commands, has said that the commands are ready for herdsmen in both states.

Lawal, who stated this while parading some suspects at the zone 2 headquarters, Onikan Lagos, sounded a note of warning to herdsmen who may be considering committing any crime in Lagos and Ogun, Vanguard reports.

Legit.ng gathers that the AIG said that the criminal activities by herdsmen is of a serious concern to everyone.

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Lawal said: “There is no place for criminal herdsmen in Lagos and Ogun states, as Operation Puff Adder will check all forms of criminality in the zone, recently some of them were arrested in Imeko area of Ogun State.

“I am sounding a note of warning to herdsmen who want to commit any crime in Lagos and Ogun States to relocate. We are battle ready for them.

"The Puff Adder, which was recently launched by both Lagos and Ogun Command are aimed at fighting violent crimes, including the menace of herdsmen/farmers clashes, kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, banditry, land grabbers, rape among others in both states.”

Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Nigeria Police Force on Monday, June 3, said it arrested 38 suspected kidnappers, armed robbers and gun runners in different parts of the north central, northeast and northwest zones of the country.

Force spokesman and deputy commissioner of police, Frank Mba, disclosed this while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

He said that the suspects were arrested by police operatives attached to the Special Tactical Squad (STS) and Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

According to Mba, 20 AK 47 rifles, 11 dane guns, four pump action rifles, 10 automatic pistols, 6,000 live ammunition and two vehicles were recovered.

He said that the arrest was in continuation of the Operation Puff Adder recently launched to tackle the security challenges on the Abuja-Kaduna highway and the country in general.

Mba said that members of a syndicate, which specialised in smuggling weapons into the country, were among suspects arrested.

The spokesman said that the syndicate smuggled the weapons from North Africa, Burkinafaso and Benin Republic.

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He said: "They conceal the weapons inside hide and skin, second hand clothing and yam flour.“

He said that the criminals had also devised a means of concealing weapons inside toys, urging members of the public to bear with the police when carrying thorough checks on vehicles.

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