- Several anti-kidnapping special squad will be deployed to the southwest region, according to the police
- The main assignment of the squad is to curb crimes in the region
- Meanwhile, Governor Akeredolu of Ondo state has called for more deployment of security personnel to the state
The Inspector General of Police Adamu Muhammed has revealed that the force is planning to deploy special anti-kidnapping squad to the southwest region of Nigeria.
This will be done in efforts to rid the region of bandits and general insecurity.
This was disclosed by the deputy inspector general of police in charge of operations, Abdulmajid Ali, when he paid a courtesy visit to Ondo state governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, in Akure on Wednesday, August 7.
Ali said the visit to the state, which would extend to other southwest states was to study the security situation in the zone with a view to finding areas of improvement.
According to him, a special squad of the force is currently undergoing special training and a good number of them will be deployed to the state to combat criminality.
Meanwhile, Akeredolu called for more deployment of security personnel to the state for effective patrol of the border towns.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Agboola Ajayi, stressed the need for the police to man the state’s border towns with states such as Edo, Kogi and Ogun to curtail movement of criminal elements.
Akeredolu charged the police to always work in synergy with the communities, saying such cooperation would allow for credible information to ease their burden of intelligence gathering.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that as part of effort to tackle the insecurity in the region, the governors in the six southwest states of the country planned to launch a new security architecture in August.
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