Police in Lagos and Ogun States are collaborating to secure border communities between the two states, Police spokesman in Lagos State, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, has said.
Adejobi told the News Agency of Nigeria on Thursday that the commands in the two states had worked out modalities for the operation.
NAN reports that Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on June 10 while donating some equipment to the police and other security agencies hinted of collaboration between police in Lagos and Ogun States.
The governor had said the measure was to secure border communities and waterways between the two states from criminal elements in such areas.
NAN also reports that President Muhammadu Buhari inaugurated the equipment, which included 150 double cabin vehicles, 30 patrol vehicles, 1,000 ballistic vests, 1,000 ballistic helmets, 1,000 handheld police radios/walkie talkies and 100 patrol bikes.
Others were two Armoured Personnel Carriers, four high capacity troops’ carriers, two anti-riot water cannon vehicles, office/command furniture and other ancillary support resources.
Adejobi said: “The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Operations, Lagos State, Mr. Dotun Odubona, to meet with his Ogun counterpart and fashion out modalities of policing our border communities.
“Police Command in Lagos State has embarked on constant raids of flash points along the border towns.
“This operation has assisted the command in keeping miscreants, especially cultists at bay.
“The collaborative effort of the two commands is solid and productive.
“We hope to introduce another form of strategy which will be kept secret for now.”