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South West Govs., IGP approve deployment of Special Forces over insecurity

The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar Adamu and the governors in the six South West States, yesterday, approved deployment of Special Forces to check rising wave of criminality in the zone. 

Makinde, host governor
This came as stakeholders at the South West Security Summit organised by the IGP agreed to set up a committee that would include the police, Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN and the citizens to discuss the modalities on reduction of kidnapping, banditry and other social vices. 

Unlike the previous Security Summit held earlier in June, when all the six governors were in attendance, only Governors of Oyo and Osun States, Engr. Seyi Makinde and Gboyega Oyetola respectively, were present. Governors of Ogun, Lagos, Ekiti and Ondo States were represented by their deputies, VAM report obtained. 

While reading  the 8-paragraph communiqué, drafted after the marathon session, Governor Makinde, who was  the host governor, said: “The Inspector General of Police has approved the deployment of Special Forces to be commanded by the Commissioner of Police who will lead a SWOT team to support the crime fighting initiative of the States’ Commissioners of Police. 

Makinde said: “The Executive Governors of the South West geo-political zone have made commitments towards provision of more serviceable, fast moving patrol vehicles in support of crime fighting which shall be launched in the no distant future to complement the available fleet. “The traditional rulers have promised to join hands with the police to take the ongoing fight against the heinous crimes to the doorstep pf the criminals. 

“The Oodua People’s Congress, OPC, has equally agreed to partner with the police in fighting crime to the lowest ebb.”

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