The inspector-general of police, Acting IGP Ibrahim Idris, NPM, mni on June 30, 2016 deployed a tactical operation unit, comprising the a mobile police team, the counter terrorism unit with the back-up of an air surveillance team to flush out vandals and other criminal elements operating in Arepo and Ibafor areas of Ogun State.
IGP Ibrahim Idris said the deployment of the police tactical unit to Arepo/Ibafor is to ensure that normalcy returns to the areas in record time.
The IGP also said the Nigeria Police Force will not watch any criminal group or groups take the law into their hands, he therefore authorized the unit to deal decisively with anyone who constitutes himself an enemy of the state, while asking law-abiding citizens of the area to return home and go about their normal businesses.
It would be recalled that Arepo and Ibafor in Ogun State have for sometimes now been in the news for the wrong reasons due to anti-social behaviours of miscreants.
In another development, the force has arrested one Aloysius Ebiniko, said to be the kingpin of the armed gang that abducted and murdered Colonel Samaila Inusa on March 27, 2016 in Kaduna, Kaduna State.
The arrest of Aloysius Ebiniko was made possible as a result of a credible technical intelligence employed by the Nigerian police after a confessional statement of a member of the gang earlier arrested.
Aloysius Ebiniko will soon be arraigned in court as those earlier arrested in connection with the crime had been arraigned and are remanded in prison custody.
DCP Don Awunah, fsi
Force Public Relations Officer