The Ogun State Police Command has deployed four teams of officers to communities in Ogijo area of Sagamu Local Government in response to the recent wave of attacks in the area by unknown gunmen.
The gunmen in the last two weeks invaded some of the communities, killing and maiming residents before escaping through the waterways.
The attacks has forced some residents of the communities to abandon their homes while seeking refuge in other areas.
The spokesperson for the police command, Muyiwa Adejobi, on Sunday, said that the commissioner of police in charge of Ogun, Abdulmajid Ali, had deployed the Area Commander of Sagamu Area Command, Ali Janga, and more than four teams of police officers with an Armoured Personnel Carrier to secure the affected communities.
Mr. Adejobi, a Deputy Superintendent of Police, explained that the deployment was the outcome of series of consultations on the necessary measures to be put in place to tackle the activities of the gunmen in the affected communities.
“The Area Commander, Sagamu Area Command, ACP Ali Janga, will remain in the area of operation to monitor operational and administrative engagements of the policemen deployed to the areas for the special operation in the affected communities which include Elepete, Imuti, kajola, Magbon and Ajegunle”, he said.
Adejobi, however, appealed to the fleeing residents of the areas to return to their homes, assuring that the strong presence of the police would ensure the security of lives and property.
“The Command also encourages the general public particularly, residents of the affected communities, to support the police in the fight against the deadly criminals and release useful information to the police about the plans/activities of the armed militants who have been attacking and killing innocent Nigerians in the areas”, he said.