For some days now, there have been reports of banditry operations along some sections of the Lagos–Ibadan expressway. Many days ago, a University Professor and some students were kidnapped on the road. The victims were later released a few days later after an undisclosed amount of ransoms were paid to the bandits.
Following this incident, many people have started drawing the attention of the police force to the road.
While reacting to the development, the Public Relations officer of the Nigerian Police Force, Prince Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has said that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has had a meeting with his Deputy Inspector General of Police Operations on the issue.
In his words, he said;
On Lagos–Ibadan Expressway safety, the IGP had a short meeting with the DIG Operations, DIG Mustapha Dandaura today in his office to address the security challenges along the route.”
“I will always work on and appreciate every observation made by Nigerians, and advise my IGP appropriately. I still want to reiterate that we cant do policing work alone, we urge Nigerians to work with us, believe in us and support the system to achieve our desired goals.”
With the attention of the Police now drawn to the route, it is expected that banditry operations along that route will be adequately curbed by the Police.