Rising Kidnap Cases On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway: Police Command Speaks
EKO HOT BLOG reports that the Ogun State Police Command has assured the general public that it has mapped out strategies to outrun kidnappers currently terrorising the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, and flush them out of that axis.
In January 2020, governors of South-west states launched Amotekun, a security outfit, to tackle growing incidents of kidnapping and other security concerns in the region. Yet, gunmen continue to abduct citizens, demand for ransoms, and in some instances, even kill them.
“We have been everywhere along the road. We have our Operation Safer Highway, Federal Highway Patrol and teams of anti-kidnapping units there. What just happened was just an opportunistic drive by the hoodlums who saw an opportunity to strike when they saw a broken down vehicle being fixed,” the state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi said while reacting to a recent abduction that happened on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
Oyeyemi recalled the killing of two of the kidnappers at the same axis two months ago, with the recovery of two AK-47 rifles, saying: “We are not resting on our oars because we are not oblivious of the fact that Lagos-Ibadan Highway is one of the busiest roads in the country, and it is our duty to protect the lives of commuters on the road.
“We are making every effort to make sure that the hoodlums are fished for and flushed out.”
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