As part of efforts to tackle insecurity in the region, the inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, has disclosed that the police Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team and patrol vehicles would be deployed to the South-Western part of the country.
He made this known on Tuesday, while addressing men of the police force during his visit to the Osun Police Command in Osogbo.
The IGP said his visit was to brief his men on the resolutions of the South-Western Security Summit held in Ibadan, Oyo state on Monday.
IGP Adamu noted that a lot of decisions had been taken to enhance security in the zone, adding that the security situation in the south west has been relatively controlled.
“We know we have some isolated cases of kidnapping and robbery here and there but we give credit to officers and men of the Police within the zone who have been up and doing in bringing down crime within the zone.
“We have agreed at the summit to reinforce and support you in performing your duties and have also resolved to send SWAT team to come and complement what you do.
“The SWAT team will be headed by a Commissioner of Police who will be deployed with vehicles mounted with technological gadgets to help you fight crime within the subregion.
“The Federal Government has acquired a lot of vehicles which will soon be commissioned and distributed.
“This vehicles are patrol vehicles that are supposed to make the highways safer,” he said.
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