The Lagos State Police Command said it has restrategised and deployed adequate human and material resources with a view to fortifying security across the state before, during and after the Eid-El Kabir celebration.
Penpushing reports that, the Commissioner Hakeem Odumosu made this known on Monday during a security meeting with the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, Heads of Departments and Special Squads at POWA Hall, Oduduwa, Ikeja, Lagos State
The Command, in the same vein stated that 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 the State.
Penpushing further reports that, the Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a statement explained that, the step was due to increased movement of people for Sallah celebration and the ongoing massive road rehabilitations in the state.
The statement said 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, hence a large number of surveillance motorcycles, Anti Traffic Robbery teams and intelligence apparatuses have been deployed to strategic places, especially areas that are vulnerable to attacks, to monitor the traffic and keep hoodlums at bay.
The Commissioner 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 residents, especially Muslim faithfuls and funseekers, during the festive period and beyond.
‘In furtherance of the command’s repeated fights against crimes and criminality in the state, CP Hakeem Odumosu directed the tactics Commanders and Special Squads to embark on continuous and massive raid of identified blackspots in their respective areas of responsibility’,Adejobi stated
Penpushing also reports that, the commissioner emphassised that such raid must be purposeful and credible so as to be in tune with the Standard Operating Procedures of the Nigeria Police Force and the international practices.
The statement said the commissioner while admonishing Muslim faithfuls, funseekers and the people of Lagos State to celebrate Eid-El Kabir with decorum and moderation, assured the general public of improved security system in the State.
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