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BREAKING: Despite Lockdown in Ogun, robbers terrorise Sango-Ifo axis; Police arrest suspects

Following the President Buhari’s directive to lockdown the Lagos and Ogun States for 14 days (now enter day 12) in order to battle the spread of Covid-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus, the suspected to be armed robbers on Friday night has stormed the Sango-Ifo axis in Ogun State for terrorizing the residents in the area.

Newsflash247 gathered that the hoodlums also caused mayhem in the Alimosho and Ifako Ijaiye Local Government Areas of Lagos State which are of close distance to Ado Odo/Ota and Ifo Local Government Areas of Ogun State.

The affected towns including but not limited to Sango, Ijoko, Ifo, among others are currently under substantial security surveillance.

Meanwhile, the Ogun State Police Command on Saturday arrested some suspects in connection with the unrest foisted on residents in parts of the state.

This was contained in a statement signed by AIG Sola Subair (rtd.), the Special Adviser on Security to Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun.

Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, had said Lagos was working with its counterpart in Ogun to effect the arrest of suspected persons.

The Ogun State Government in a statement by Subair later 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.

“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.

“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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