The Commissioner of Police in Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, has deployed additional 1,000 personnel to check traffic robbery in the state.
The command’s spokesperson, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, said this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday.
Adejobi said the Command had given motorcycles to policemen, which made it easier for them to maneuver and track traffic robbers.
“One chance as it is popularly called in Lagos state is one of the crimes we record, where passengers are robbed and pushed out of moving commercial vehicles…
“This is why we have intensified our intelligence and are taking proactive measures to make sure the perpetrators are caught in their hideouts before they strike.
“What the CP has done again is to deploy additional 1,000 personnel to the traffic division of the state and they were given motorcycles to maneuver and keep traffic robbers in check,” Adejobi said.
He added that the command had deployed policemen to fortify security at flashpoints and along most of the major routes in the states.
He urged members of the public to assess vehicles properly before boarding and also take note of registration numbers whenever they were not certain.