Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has ordered immediate restructuring of the security architecture on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The move, according to Baba, is aimed at providing adequate deployment of personnel and assets to protect lives of road users along the expressway and forestall kidnappings and other ugly incidents.
The IGP, on Tuesday November 15, 2023, emphasized that the police authorities are not insensitive to the prevailing security challenges on the road.
“We have rather been engaged with charting a path towards decimating the security issue and strategically eliminating the threats along the expressway,” baba said.
He stated that he had ordered on-the-spot assessment of the black spots along the way for enhanced safeguard.
The Inspector-General of Police, therefore, pledged adequate operational support in form of technology-based and tactical operational assets for the Commissioners of Police in charge of Lagos, Ogun, and Oyo, and Heads of tactical operational units in the area to combat the current trend of crimes and criminality on the expressway.
In the same vein, the IGP, therefore, called on well-meaning Nigerians, particularly road users, hunters, community leaders, and other stakeholders who ply the route to constantly expose known criminals who terrorize innocent Nigerians along the route and within adjoining communities to the Police and other security agencies for immediate arrest and prosecution.