The So-Safe Corps in Ogun State has sent out 1,000 people across the state to make sure that law and order don’t break down during the holidays.
Moruf Yusuf, a spokesman for the corps, said in a statement that the deployment was based on multiple pieces of intelligence and records of black spots in different communities in the Gateway State.
The statement said that So-Safe Corps is ready to take a hard line against criminals, including cultists who terrorize Ogun communities with guns, especially those who are trying to get more rifles to use during the 2023 election campaign.
In the statement, the So-Safe Commander, Soji Ganzallo, promised the people of Ogun that from December 18, 2022, to January 10, 2023, all the guns and bullets in circulation would be taken away.
Ganzallo also asked members of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Ogun to “take their time in different pulpits to tell their followers to celebrate moderately and to make sure they follow all security and safety guidelines for safer and more secure communities during the season.”
The corps commander said that all of the agency’s zonal and area commands had been told to send their officers to strategic places. He also said that their intelligence agents should be spread out in the right way to stop all kinds of crime before, during, and after the Yuletide.
Ganzallo told drivers and people on motorcycles to slow down and be careful when entering and leaving the state.
He also asked that all calls about suspicious behavior, problems, or people in trouble be sent to 08034681687, 09069392064, and 08035479930.