By Abimbola Bamgbose

Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun has commended the Nigeria Police Force for its efforts at securing lives and properties in the state.

Governor Abiodun gave the commendation on Tuesday when he received the Deputy Inspector General of Police, DIG in charge of South West region, Mr. Abiodun Alabi, in his office.

The Governor lauded the collaborative efforts of Ogun, Oyo and Lagos state commands in tackling crimes, particularly on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, stating that this has brought down the rate of criminality in that corridor.

Speaking earlier, DIG Alabi said there was the need for interface with relevant stakeholders to ensure effective community policing in the country, adding that his visit was in line with the directive of the IGP for the six DIGs to tour their regions, assess security situation and come up with strategies to end insecurity.

He thanked Governor Abiodun for always supporting the force, even as he pledged the readiness of his men to up their game and provide the State with the needed security.

While fielding questions from newsmen after meeting the governor, DIG Alabi said that though there were pockets of kidnapping and cultism and other related crimes, the Southwest was relatively peaceful when compared to other regions.

He added that his team has taken notice of the areas crimes are prevalent, assuring that his men would work towards providing security in all parts of the southwest region.

DIG Alabi maintained that Ogun State, despite being the industrial capital of the country, remained one of the most peaceful, assuring the people that more security measures would be put in place to sustain the peaceful atmosphere.


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