Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, said on Tuesday that over 30 patrol teams had been formed between Oyo and Ogun states to tackle the problem of kidnapping along the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The governor also disclosed that drones would be deployed to cover the road, explaining that this would aid security agents in monitoring activities in the area.
Abiodun spoke during a meeting with the management of an Abuja-based newspaper in his office.
He said, “We set up a joint security team with the Oyo State Government because we found out that the majority of the incidents are right at the border between us and Oyo State; they take advantage of that area as a blind spot.”
“As we speak today, I think there are not less than 30 patrol teams on that corridor of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.” These teams comprise soldiers, policemen, operatives of the DSS, men of the civil defense, and vigilantes.
“We are going beyond the deployment of security teams; we are deploying drones to cover that road.” These are drones that will allow us to see exactly what is happening there, even before any occurrence.
“We have also gone ahead and cleared both sides of the road, because of that element of surprise that they introduce when they just jump out of the bushes, kidnap, and run away.” So, we have asked our contractors to clear 50 meters on each side, which makes it difficult for them to use the bushes to hide.