Militancy: IG deploys counter terrorism unit, others in Ogun

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By; NIYI OGUNGBOLA, Abeokuta.
The Acting Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has deployed Counter Terrorism Unit from the Force headquarters Abuja to Ogun state to curtail the attacks and killing of the people by suspected militants from Niger Delta.
At the same time, Operatives of Mobile Police Force were also deployed to strengthen others detailed for Special Operation in the affected communities of Ibabafo, Arepo and others.
The Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Department of Operations Ogun State, Bello Makwashi, who received the Special Police unit,  deployed them to the troubled communities; Arepo, Ibafo, Imuti, Elepete, Simawa/Redemption Camp road, Ajegunle in Ogijo  and Ebute – Ibafo
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, who confirmed the deployment, said Makwashi and some senior officers, Divisional Police Officers and Heads of Departments would be monitoring the operations of the deployed men to ensure their safety and efficiency.
Adejobi, a Superintendent of Police(SP) appealed to the fleeing residents of the affected communities to return home as their safety is guaranteed with the presence of policemen and other security operatives.
He also dispelled the rumour making the round in the state that some militants in military uniform have taken over the Ogere end of Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, killing and robbing road users of their belongings.
The Police image maker noted that this misleading information has been widely circulated, particularly on social media and dismissed as baseless, false and should be disregarded.
“The Ogun State Police Command does not have such a case and not even a similar case on record at all. The Command had ever since deployed more than 20 (twenty) patrol vans with armed  policemen along Lagos/Ibadan Expressway, particularly,at the Ogere Old tollgate and Fly-over to make sure there is adequate security for lives and property of road users.
“The Ogun State Police Command therefore appeals to the general public to disregard the rumour and go about their lawful businesses as every hand is on deck to secure all and sundry in Ogun state.

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