Afraid that terrorists may extend their reach to worship centres in Ogun State, the State Police Command has taken urgent security measures to protect citizens of the state visiting these worship centres.
The Police in the State has deployed combat-ready policemen to mosques and churches across the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Okoye Ikemefuna, at a stakeholders forum, said that the gesture was embraced to secure religious places against attacks, especially on worship days.
Okoye said the command had intensified efforts to save lives and property in worship places, adding that the command had instructed Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers,DPO, to provide cover for religious places during services on Sundays and Fridays.
The police boss, who pointed out that the command was also working tirelessly to check and combat influx of arms and ammunition from nations sharing borders with the state, assured the people of the state of adequate security of life and property.
He said the command is doing all within its power to make sure that crime is reduced to its barest minimum and to also make everyone sleep with their eyes closed.
”The command will deploy more men to some strategic places to ensure adequate security of life and property.”
Okoye advised those who attended the meeting not to relent in giving useful information that would enhance the performance of the police in the state.
He assured that identity of anyone who volunteered information to the police would be jealously guided.