Lagos Police Beefs Security Over IPOB Threat

Richard Ginika Izuora

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has assured maximum security in order to avert the threat by IPOB to attack Lagos.

The Police Commissioner gave the assurance on Monday, May 10, at a Security Summit.

He said, “The threat of IPOB to attack soft targets in Lagos is equally being put on the radar of the Command intelligence gathering and other security services in the state. Strategies are being put in place to neutralize their activities.”

Odumosu said his Lagos Police Command has taken notice of agitators for the Oodua Republic by some Yoruba separatist groups and the threats to disrupt law and order in the state.

According to him, 24 of such Yoruba separatist groups have been identified and being closely monitored.

“The Command is using this medium to solicit for the support of all and sundry to be vigilant at all times and report any suspicious person or movement to security agencies. Let us adopt the slogan of “when you see something, say something,” Odumosu said.

He also said the command has emplaced different proactive strategies; which include, periodic intelligence-led raids of criminal hideouts; convoy patrols of the nooks and crannies, including border points.

Also, gunboats and backup patrol boats are daily being deployed to cover Lagos waterways to sustain the fight against crimes and criminalities in the state.

“With the implementation of the above and other strategies; it is gratifying to inform the gathering that; from 1st January 2021 till date, the Command has been able to bring down to the barest minimal; as all indices of serious crimes; like cultism; armed robbery; kidnapping; civil unrest; violent protests; and targeted attacks on Government facilities by aggrieved groups have assumed a downward trend. While intermittent cases of such crimes recorded were diligently investigated; with the suspects arrested and prosecuted accordingly,” Odumosu said.

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