The Ogun State Police Command on Saturday arrested some suspects in connection with the unrest happening in some 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, Prince Dapo Abiodun.
There had been reports that the suspects unleashed mayhem on residents of Ifo, Sango, Ijoko among other areas of the state.
This happened as the 14-day lockdown order imposed by President Muhammadu Buhari, to curb the spread of COVID-19 is still ongoing.
In the statement by the Ogun State Government, Subair 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.”