April 15, 2024

April 15, 2024

Terror Alert: ‘No Cause For Alarm’, Lagos Police Douse Tension

THE police in Lagos State have asked residents of the state not to panic over reports indicating that terrorists may be planning to attack some parts of the state.


The command said that although the reports were unsubstantiated, it was taking the threat seriously and measures had been taken to adequately secure the people of the state and their property.


The state Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, described the security report as speculative but gave the assurance that the police in the state were prepared to secure the lives and property of the people of the state


Hundeyin, in a statement, said: “The Lagos State police command is not unmindful of intelligence reports suggesting that Lagos State could be on the radar of some persons planning attacks across the country.


“To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has placed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the command on high alert alongside all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders, all in a bid to ensure that any possible planned attack is promptly and decisively nipped in the bud.


“The command is also working closely with 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.


“CP Alabi uses this medium to allay the fears of Lagosians and assure them that all human, material and operational resources have been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state, especially at border towns, towards ensuring there is absolutely no breach of the peace.


“Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans/strategies, all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear. Lagosians are equally enjoined to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies.”


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