Ogun declares war on kidnappers. The state government assured residents and travelers passing through the state of adequate security before, during, and after the Yuletide season.
The government also stated that it would step up efforts to rid the Ogun State corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway of kidnappers and other armed gangs by providing more assistance to security agencies.
According to a statement issued on Friday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor of Ogun State, Kunle Somorin, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Lanre Bankole, revealed that after a security meeting with Governor Dapo Abiodun, the security agencies had put in place adequate arrangements in terms of manpower and equipment to confront any security challenge in any part of the state during and after the festivities.
Somorin quotes the CP as saying, “We are battle ready to deal with any breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.” Our men have been placed on high alert, and I can assure the people of this state that they are safe.
“For those hoodlums still operating in the state, I have have bad message for them. We are going to give it to them hot. We are going to make Ogun State unattractive to them. They will have no safe haven in any part of this state, that I can assure them”.
The statement concluded that the meeting, which was convened to discuss current security issues affecting the state in order to put appropriate measures in place to ensure the safety of indigenes and residents alike, was attended by the heads of the state’s security agencies.
Kidnapping and attacks by suspected kidnappers in parts of Ogun State have emerged as a major security threat to Ogun residents and users of some major roads in the state in recent weeks.
The roads include the Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan Road, the Sagamu-Ore-Benin Road, and the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway stretch that runs through the state.