The Ogun state police command said on Tuesday it has uncovered plans by some persons to disrupt the May 29 handover ceremony in the state.
Mr. Abimbola Oyeyemi, the command’s spokesman, said this in a statement, saying that Bashir Makama, the state commissioner of police, has directed security operatives to mount 24-hour surveillance patrols across the state ahead of the handover.
All forms of rallies or procession in public spaces in the state should be suspended, he said.
He “some enemies of peace” have planned to hold rallies disguised in to resolve chieftaincy and land-related matters instead of resorting to the court.
According to him, the police is in possession of intelligence report that the rallies are rather designed to cause trouble ahead of the handover ceremony.
Oyeyemi said, “In view of this, the command has put in place a robust security arrangement aimed at checkmating such trouble makers and other criminally-minded persons, including miscreants and disgruntled elements, ” Oyeyemi said.
“The special units of the command namely SARS, PMF, STS, anti-kidnapping as well as DPOs and area commanders have been placed on red alert with specific instruction to closely monitor these misguided elements and respond swiftly to any distress calls and disturbance of public peace.”