FRSC Closes Section Of Lagos-Ibadan Expressway Till Friday


The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Command has announced the temporary closure of a section of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The command in a statement issued on Wednesday said the temporary closure will affect only the Ibadan bound carriageway of the expressway from Magboro to Kara and Ibafo.

The affected section will be closed from Wednesday, May 22 till Friday, May 24.

The three-day closure is to enable Julius Berger Nigeria plc lay asphalt on that section of the road.

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“This is to inform the motoring public that Julius Berger Nigeria PLC, currently rehabilitating the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway, would be temporarily closing only the Ibadan bound carriageway from Magboro to Kara and Ibafo,  scheduled to commence from  Wednesday 22  May 2019 and reopened on Friday 24  May 2019.

“The temporary closure is to lay a section of 400m of wearing asphaltic surface on the affected section of the corridor.

“The closure would not affect traffic inbound Lagos around the affected road, but would narrow the carriageway which is expected to build up traffic around the mentioned sections,” the statement read in part.

The FRSC Sector Commander Clement Oladele therefore advised motorists to note the occurrence and plan their trips, while those using the corridor within the period should obey all traffic rules and regulations, including refraining from driving against traffic, as violators are liable to be apprehended for dangerous driving which attracts the fines of fifty thousand naira (N50,000) and impoundment of the erring vehicle .

The FRSC working with sister traffic agencies will maintain visibility to ease the traffic discomfort the temporary closure of that section of the corridor would cause.

FRSC Announces Traffic Diversion On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway

FRSC Announces Traffic Diversion On Lagos-Ibadan Expressway


The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has announced a temporary traffic diversion around the Ibafo axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

Ogun State Sector Commander of FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele, disclosed that the diversion would take place in the hours of Sunday, August 26.

Mr Oladele explained that the decision was to enable the construction company building the pedestrian bridge at Ibafo bus stop erect the beams of the bridge.

In a statement signed by the Public Education Officer in the state, Florence Okpe, and posted on Facebook on Wednesday, the FRSC urged travellers to bear with them as a result of the inconveniences of the diversion.

The Corps also asked motorists to cooperate with FRSC officials and other relevance agencies that would be deployed in the area to control the diverted traffic.

“Motorists are accordingly advised to observe lane discipline and enjoined to drive cautiously while obeying traffic rules and regulations around the diversion area and on all other road corridors,” it said.

FRSC asked motorists who notice traffic emergencies to contact the agency through its toll-free number ‘122’.

Air Force Strikes Arepo Again

Air Force, Niger Delta, ArepoThe Nigerian Air Force (NAF) says it has again on Monday struck at criminal hideouts and camps harbouring pipeline vandals at Arepo and environs.

According to a statement by the Air Force spokesman, Group Captain Ayodele Famuyiwa, the latest air strike is in continuation of the aerial bombardment commenced by the NAF on Thursday, July 28 to rid the affected areas of pipeline vandals and other criminal elements.

The statement further said that the ongoing air operations are aimed at providing air support for the joint task force recently set-up by the Defence Headquarters to dislodge pipeline vandals in the south west region of the country in an operation codenamed ‘Operation Awatse’.

Amosun Commends Military Action Against Militants’ Activities At Arepo

Militants' Threats, Ibikunle Amosun, Military Action, ArepoThe Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, has ordered the immediate clearing of about 500 metres of bush around the creeks of Arepo area of the state.

This is to ensure better security around the place which has witnessed activities of militants in recent times.

He gave the order while on an on-the-spot assessment of the area allegedly sacked by suspected militants from the creeks as well as pipeline vandals.

The Governor, while commending the federal government for its prompt response to security threats around some communities within the state, expressed the commitment of his administration towards providing adequate security to bring normalcy to those areas.

According to the residents, suspected militants have made life unbearable for them.

The State Governor admonished the security personnel posted to the place not to drop the ball just as he ordered the immediate clearing of the bushes around the creeks to ensure better security.

The Governor, who visited in company of security chiefs, thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for his prompt response to the challenges of the suspected militants terrorizing the affected communities.

Some level of calm returned to Arepo community in Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of Ogun State after a special security apparatus was recently deployed to contain the activities of suspected militants in the area.

Police Deploy Special Unit To Arepo-Ibafo To Flush Out Criminals

Police, Public Peace, PDPThe Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Thursday, June 30, 2016 deployed a Tactical Operation Unit to flush out vandals and other criminal elements operating in Arepo and Ibafo areas of Ogun State.

According to the Police Public Relations Officer, Don Awunah, the team comprises the Police Mobile Force, the Counter-Terrorism Unit with the back-up of an Air Surveillance Team.

IGP Ibrahim Idris said that the deployment of the Unit to Arepo/Ibafo is to ensure that normalcy returns to the areas in record time.

“The IGP also said that the Nigeria Police Force will not watch any criminal group or groups take the law into their hands, he therefore authorized the Unit to deal decisively with anyone who constitutes himself an enemy of the State, while asking law-abiding citizens of the area to return home and go about their normal businesses,” the PPRO said.

Arepo and Ibafo in Ogun State have been in the news due to anti-social behaviours of miscreants.

In another development, the Nigeria Police Force has arrested one Aloysius Ebiniko, said to be the kingpin of the armed gang that abducted and murdered Col. Samaila Inusa on March 27, 2016 in Kaduna, Kaduna State.

The arrest of Aloysius Ebiniko was made possible as a result of a credible technical intelligence employed by the Police after a confessional statement of a member of the gang earlier arrested.

Aloysius Ebiniko will soon be arraigned in court as those earlier arrested in connection with the crime had been arraigned and are remanded in Prison custody.

Ogun Police Rescue 26 Children From Suspected Human Traffickers

police-on suspectsThe Ogun State Police Command has rescued 26 children from three suspected human traffickers at Ibafo area of Obafemi Owode Local Government Area of the state.

The three traffickers, alongside 26 innocent under-aged children were paraded at the state headquarters of the Police Command in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The State Commissioner of Police, Abdulmajid Ali, said that the children, who were rescued at Ibafo, were taken from Kano State.

The CP said that investigations were being carried out by the command to ascertain the motives for which the children were brought to the southwest, especially at a time when children are being used as suicide bombers by the Boko Haram members.

Two-Year Old Dies In Ibafo Fire Incident

Ibafo fireA fire incident occurred on Monday morning, which left a two-year old child dead and property destroyed as the residents failed to put out the fire on time.

A footage was sent to Channels Television from an Eye Witness reporter from the Ibafo area of Ogun State.

The eye witness reporter said that the unfortunate accident was caused by stored petrol which ignited due to heat.

He further said that many of the residents store fuel in their houses, not only for domestic use but also for commercial purposes.

The community has been crying out for electricity for a while now and it is hoped that the authorities would respond as soon as possible.

Amosun gives N7.5 million to families of slained police officers

The widows and families of the five slained police officers that were recently murdered by armed robbers in Ogun state has been awarded the sum of N7.5 million.

At a press briefing in Abeokuta, the state capital, the secretary to the state government, Mr.Taiwo Adeoluwa handed over N500,000 each, to widows of the deceased for immediate burial expenses, while he announced that N1,000,000 will be given to each of the families after the burial.

While promising the continuous assistance of the state government to the families, the state government however stated that the unfortunate incident will not deter it from providing adequate security of life and property in the state.

The five officers were brutally murdered by armed bandits at separate attacks carried out in Ibafo and Abeokuta, earlier in the week.

Widows clutching to their babies and family members no doubt are still trying to contend with the loss of their beloved and bread winners.

And as a way of alleviating their sufferings, the state government announced some measures which also included footing the bills of the injured officers and cash reward for families of the deceased promising to always feel for them especially during this trying period.

Responding on behalf of the families, Mr.David Ayogu commended the state government for the gesture.


At Least One Killed in Violent Shooting in Ibafo (Photos)

Mayhem broke out this evening in the Ibafo Area along the Lagos Ibadan expressway, following a clash between the police and a group of people.

One man has been confirmed dead.

Accordinfg to an eye witness account, the victim was in a 14-seater bus en route Ibafo when he was hit by the bullet from a policeman said to have been shooting randomly.

Channels Television crew who arrived at the scene were immediately driven away by the policemen who eventually took the corpse away to Ibafo police station while still firing in the air. Photos of the scene below, by Channels TV.