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Police arrest hoodlums terrorizing Ogun communities



The Ogun State Police Command Saturday confirmed the arrest of some hoodlums terrorizing residents of some communities in the state.

The Special Adviser on Security to the state governor, AIG Sola Subair (retd), who disclosed in a statement issued in Abeokuta, said some hoodlums also caused mayhem in the Alimosho and Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Areas of Lagos State.

He said: “The attention of the Ogun State Government has been drawn to incidences of violence, alleged robberies and related crimes resurfacing in the State, especially in the Sango-Ifo axis.

“The government has not only moved swiftly into action, the affected towns including but not limited to Sango, Ijoko, Ifo, among others are currently under substantial security surveillance.

“The Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun, has communicated with all relevant agencies and mandated them, especially the state police command, to ensure law and order in all the affected areas.

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“The government had earlier seen to the arrest of some suspects, as carried out by the police, is in connection with the chain of unrest in the affected localities.

“The initial arrests notwithstanding, the state police command is not leaving any stone unturned as the command has arrested more suspects, and an investigation is currently ongoing as suspects in custody continue to provide helpful information.”

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