The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has taken steps to stop the incessant kidnapping on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
This was contained in a statement by the Force Publice Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the IGP took briefs from the Commissioners of Police in Ogun, Lagos and Oyo States about the security situation on the expressway.
The IGP has ‘ordered an immediate restructuring of the security architecture on the express-way.
Adejobi said the step was taken to provide adequate deployment of officers and assets to ensure the protection of lives and property along the way and to forestall kidnappings and other ugly incidents.
The PRO said the IGP stressed that the police authority is not insensitive to the security challenges on the Lagos-Ibadan road.
IGP said the force has been engaged with charting a path towards decimating the security challenge and strategically eliminating the threats along the expressway.
Baba said this is why he ordered an on-the-spot assessment of the black spots along the road by the commissioners of police in Ogun and Oyo.
The IGP pledged adequate operational support in form of technology-based and tactical operational assets for the police commissioners in Lagos, Ogun, Oyo, and heads of tactical operational units in the area to combat the current trend of crimes and criminality on the highway.
He also called on road users, hunters, community leaders and others plying the route to constantly expose known criminals along the road to the police and other security agencies for immediate arrest and prosecution.