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Lagos police on ‘red alert’ over alleged threats of terrorist attack

Lagos police on ‘red alert’ over alleged threats of terrorist attack
July 31
14:38 2022

The Lagos police command says it is “working seriously” to prevent any form of terrorist attack in the state.

Benjamin Hundeyin, Lagos police spokesperson, spoke during a Twitter Space on Saturday, which was monitored by PUNCH.

Over the past few days, the spate of violent attacks has increased in many parts of the country.

Abuja, the country’s capital, has also witnessed a series of violent onslaughts on security operatives, including a recent attack on troops of the presidential guard.


Speaking on the readiness of the Lagos police to combat terrorism, Hundeyin said all security apparatus in the state have been “optimally deployed” to prevent any attack.

He said the Department of State Services (DSS) has also been sharing intelligence reports with the command.

“We are working seriously with other security agencies. Many times when I am with the commissioner of police, Abiodun Alabi, the Department of State Services keeps sending intelligence reports to us,” he said.


“All resources are available, from human resources to gadgets. Our equipment has been optimally deployed to ensure that we don’t have any attack in Lagos.

“The people also have a role to play by reporting suspicious movements to security agencies. It’s a collective thing. On our part, we are not just ignoring it, we are at alert.”

Meanwhile, in a statement issued on Sunday, Hundeyin said the command has asked its operatives to be on the watch for any potential attack.

He said Abiodun Alabi, the Lagos commissioner of police, has placed the state intelligence bureau (SIB) on red alert.


“Also placed on alert are all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders, in a bid to ensure that any planned attack is promptly and decisively nibbed in the bud,” the statement reads.

“The Command is also working closely with other sister security agencies to ensure that no person or group of persons succeeds in destabilising the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State.”


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