LAGOS, AUGUST 4, 2016 – The Assistant-Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Mr Abdul-Majid Ali, on Thursday, said the police would soon revive highway patrol on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.Ali said in Lagos that the police high command had ordered intensified patrol of the highway following reports of attacks on motorists during gridlocks.
“There is a specific directive that constant patrol should be carried out, especially where there are vehicle breakdowns so as to assist distressed motorists to finish repairs.
“Ibafo, Mowe and Warewa were directly under my command when I was the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, so, I am familiar with the terrain,” Ali said.
The AIG said that the command was addressing the challenges of inadequate patrol vehicles to stem the rising criminalities on the road.
“I have directed the Commissioners of Police in the zone – Lagos and Ogun, that patrol vehicles and dispatch police riders should be brought back to effectively police the area.
“We have enough men and also men from other security agencies such as the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) among others in the area.
“Soon, life will be back to normal in the area as the road is undergoing repairs,” he said.
Many motorists have reported attacks by hoodlums who dispossessed them of valuables during the unending gridlock along the long bridge.