IGP Relocates to South-west over Rising Insecurity

In a bid to curtail the rising sate of insecurity in the Southwest, the Inspector-General of police, Mohammed Adamu, will spend this week in the Southwest geo-political zone.

The IGP will firm up his plans to secure the region which has also been grappling with kidnapping and other forms of criminality.

This comes days after he ordered that police helicopters be deployed in the region and the Northwest to comb the forests and conduct aerial surveillance.

The helicopters are to patrol major highways and forests in the zones where killings, kidnapping for ransom and armed banditry have instilled fears in the minds of residents.

During his tour of the six states in the Southwest, the IGP is expected to unveil a new security architecture for the region, The Nation writes.

Mr Adamu will reportedly arrive in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, today ahead of the security stakeholders meeting billed to hold at the International Conference Centre (ICC), University of Ibadan, Ibadan.

He is scheduled to explain how the police plan to contain insecurity in Oyo, Osun, Ondo, Ogun, Lagos and Ekiti states before the governors and other stakeholders.

Also, the police chief, it was gathered, will inspect facilities, address personnel in Oyo state before proceeding to Osun State for a visit to Governor Adegboyega Oyetola.

The IG will be in Ekiti and Ondo states on Thursday while Ogun and Lagos will host him on Friday.

He will hold talks with traditional rulers as well as assess the implementation of the directive on the deployment of helicopters for aerial surveillance he gave last week.


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