In
its bid to restore confidence-building in the minds of Lagos inhabitants, the
Lagos state police command said it has embarked on confidence-building patrol across the state with representatives of other sister agencies

A
statement coming from the Police Public Relation officer Dsp Bala Elkana said
the commissioner of police, Hakeem Odumosu and heads of other security agencies
in Lagos state, which includes Army, Air force, Navy, and Department of state
service embarked on confidence-building patrol across the length and breadth of
Lagos state.


The
 convoy of the security chiefs visited
Ikeja, Mangoro, Iyana ipaja, Agege, Dopemu, ojodu, Berger, ogba, Abattoir
Oshodi, Mushin, lawanson, Surulere, orile, bode Thomas, sabo, Ejigbo, Aguda,
ijesha, Ago okota, festac, kofo Abayomi, Ajah, ilaje, Langbassa, Adeniji, Tolu,
Amukoko, ijora, Badia  and Layeni.


The spokesman said the commissioner of police and other speakers address residents
of various communities in Yoruba, English, Hausa and Igbo languages assuring
them of the unwavering commitment of law enforcement agencies in the state to
protect their lives and properties.

The
cp, advise residents to shun rumour-mongering and spreading of fake news.

His
word: “the rumour making the rounds on social media that a gang of criminals
known’s as One million boys planning to attack some communities in Lagos state
as baseless”

The
command under our watch has in the last four months incapacitated the gang and
other criminal elements in the state with the arrest of over 800 suspects and
recovery of over 40 various categories of firearms.

“On
assumption of duty as commissioner of police, Lagos state, we launched a special operation known as special strike force on social miscreants with the mandate to identify the various cult and gangs in the state, isolate them, and
bring them to justice.”

“The
operations which are intelligence-driven took the battle to their doorsteps,
targeted their top hierarchy and dealt decisively with them”

Elkana
said the war against cultism and gangsterism requires a collective approaches
as the cp calls on community leaders, traditional rulers, religious leaders  and landlord association to support the ongoing  onslaught on  criminals in the
state, urging parents to monitor the activities of their  children 
to ensure they are not recruited into any form of criminal gangs. 

Elkana
said the spontaneous creation of vigilante youths was in various communities
remains one of the principles of community policing  for citizens to participate  in policing their local communities and that
which has to be monitored and controlled by the police for quality assurance as
such vigilante groups must conduct themselves in a way that their  activities will not  create more tension and panic as witnessed in
the manner in the manner some of them were in the past few days seen displaying
dangerous weapons and burning of tyres

He
said their conducts, however, created more panic and in some instances, residents
assumed them to be armed robbers and gangsters adding that landlord
Association, community leaders are tasked with the responsibility  of vetting the youths the communities trust
enough  to participate in policing their
neighbourhood.

“The
command appreciates the government and people of Lagos state for their support
in the ongoing onslaught on criminal elements, as the CP thanked the inspector
general police, Adamu Mohammed for supporting the command with both human and material
resources  in combating crime in the
state”.

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