Sallah Celebration: Lagos Police Command Assures Residents Of Security 

Hyacinth Chinweuba

In preparation for hitch free Eid-El Kabir celebration, the Lagos State Police Command has restrategised and deployed adequate human and material resources with a view to fortifying security across the state before, during and after the festive period.

The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, made the assurance today, Monday 19th July, 2021, during a security meeting with the Area Commnaders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Departments and Special Squads at POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja.

The Command, as contained in an Operation Order prepared for the Eid-El Kabir celebration, has put measures in place to manage possible heavy traffic in and out of Lagos State due to increased movement of people for sallah celebration and the ongoing massive road rehabilitations in the state.

The Command has also taken into consideration the likelihood of hoodlums who might want to leverage on the heavy traffic in the state and attack motorists in traffic. The Commissioner of Police has thereby ordered that a large number of surveillance motorcycles, Anti Traffic Robbery teams and intelligence apparatuses should be deployed to strategic places, especially areas that are vulnerable to attacks, to monitor the traffic and keep hoodlums at bay.

Odumosu, therefore directed the officers and men of the Command to be alive to their duties and ensure provision of adequate security for lives and property of the good people  of Lagos State, especially muslim faithfuls and funseekers,  during the festive period and beyond.

In furtherance of the Commands repeated fights against crimes and criminality in the state, Odumosu directed the tactics Commanders and Special Squads to embark on continuous and massive raid of identified blacksports in their respective areas of responsibility and such raid must be purposeful and credible so as to be in tune with the Standard Operating Prosecure of the Nigeria Police Force and the international practices.

The Commissioner while admonishing muslim faithfuls, funseekers and the good people of Lagos State to celebrate Eid-El Kabir with decorum and moderation, assured the general public of impr

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