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Security threats: Strategy in place to ensure safety of Lagos residents, says Sanwo-Olu

Security threats: Strategy in place to ensure safety of Lagos residents, says Sanwo-Olu
August 05
22:42 2022

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, governor of Lagos, says the state has reviewed its security strategy as part of efforts to address the recent threats of terrorist attacks on the state.

In recent weeks, attacks in parts of the country have increased, and more concerns have been raised following the recent invasion of the correctional facility in Kuje council area of the federal capital territory (FCT), which resulted in the escape of hundreds of inmates including Boko Haram suspects.

On July 31, the Lagos police command had said it is receiving intelligence reports from the Department of State Services (DSS), adding that its officers are on “red alert” with regards to ensuring safety of residents.

Speaking on Friday at a media briefing after a closed-door meeting with security agencies, the Lagos governor said efforts are being intensified to ensure that the state is secure.

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According to a statement by the Lagos government, Sanwo-Olu also urged residents to report suspicious activities in their neighbourhoods to security agencies.

“In the last three and a half hours, we discussed the current security situation in the state and we have reviewed where we are. We have our heads together and come up with a strategy that is assuring to our citizens. Our men are alive to their responsibilities and they are ready to ensure safety of lives and properties of our citizens is not compromised in any way,” he said.

“All of the security agencies have been activated not to cause panic. They have been reassured of not only the support of the state government, they also have been encouraged to be vigilant in their statutory responsibilities.

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“I urge our citizens to continue to go about their lawful duties and be law-abiding. Security is everybody’s business. We implore our residents to join us in this effort, and say something whenever they notice suspicious activities around them.”

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