The Assistant-Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, 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.
He told the News Agency of Nigeria: “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.”
The AIG said the command was addressing the challenges of inadequate patrol vehicles to stem the rising criminalities on the road.
Ali said: “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 Corps and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps among others in the area.
“Soon, life will be back to normal in the area as the road is undergoing repairs.”
NAN reports that many motorists have reported attacks by hoodlums who dispossessed them of valuables during the unending gridlock along the long bridge.