The Kwara State Police Command has said it is deploying more officers to the banks.
The Command said that it has deployed more personnel to banks and other financial institutions in the state to secure them from attacks by hoodlums.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Paul Odama, said in a statement on Saturday that he has ordered aggressive patrols of banks and other financial facilities across the length and breadth of the state to shield them from exposure to hoodlums.
A statement signed by the spokesperson for the command, SP Ajayi Okasanmi, on Saturday, read, “Intelligence available to the command indicates that hoodlums have perfected plans to replicate the lawlessness that was unleashed on some banks in some states of the country, owing to the crisis emanating from the naira note swap that is ongoing in Nigeria at present, which the government is doing all within its power to normalise.
“The command wishes to assure the good people of Kwara State of the command’s capacity to deal ruthlessly with any lawbreaker. Criminals are therefore advised to shelve any such dastardly idea.
“Consequently, the Commissioner of Police, Kwara State, CP Paul Odama, psc (+), has ordered aggressive patrols of banks and other financial facilities across the length and breadth of the state, warning criminal elements in the state to change their minds as anyone arrested would be met with heavy consequences.
“A word, they say, is enough for the wise,” the statement said.