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General News of Thursday, 30 September 2021

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Kidnappings: Lagos is safe, don't panic - Lagos police commissioner assures residents

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu

Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu has assured residents that Lagos is safe and will continue to remain the safest state in the country.

His comment comes after rumours making rounds of kidnapping activities within the state. On Monday, September 27, AVM Sikiru Smith (rtd) was abducted in Ajah.

According to the CP, the command will intensify visibility Policing, vehicular patrol as well as intelligence-driven raid of all flashpoints/blackspots.

The statement reads;

"In view of the foregoing, the Commissioner of Police wishes to state that the isolated incidents notwithstanding, Lagos State is, and will remain one of the safest states in Nigeria.

To allay the fear of the people, therefore, the Command has restrategized to provide watertight security for all law-abiding residents of the State. The Commissioner of Police has given standing order to all field Commanders, tactical unit Commanders, other uniformed and plain-clothed police officers to intensify visibility Policing, vehicular patrol as well as intelligence-driven raid of all flashpoints/blackspots and identified criminal hideouts to smoke out men of the underworld hibernating in them.

The CP also wishes to state that the Police Command is conscious of its statutory duties of protecting lives and property among other duties, and would not for any reason or at any time abdicate these important duties.

While still pleading with members of the public to believe in police's ability to protect them at all times, the Commissioner of Police once again solicits the support of the public, sister agencies and other strategic partners by giving prompt but actionable intelligence that would further decimate criminal elements and their nefarious activities in the state."

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