Following the arrest of a Boko Haram suspect in Ondo, units of the Nigerian police force in the South West region have revealed their readiness to protect the region from Boko Haram attacks.
Ogun State Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi has affirmed that the Nigerian police would not allow Boko Haram members or other criminals to hold the state to ransom. According to Punch, he said “For us in Ogun, we are always prepared. Our intelligence unit is working round the clock and other operatives are on guard too. There is no hiding place for criminals in Ogun State. We are daily combing every nook and cranny of the state to nip any manner of crime in the bud. We will get any criminal, no matter in what form he comes,” Oyeyemi said.
The Ondo State goverment has also expressed similar resolution as according to the Commissioner for Information, Yemi Olowolabi, “We have adequate security in place to curtail crime in the state and that is what has led to the arrest of the Boko Haram suspect. We are working with all the security agencies in the state. We won’t take anything for granted. We’ll always ensure the security of lives and property of our people; so no Boko Haram activity can succeed here.”