Lauds IG, Governor’s efforts
The spokesman of Lagos State Police Command, CSP Muyiwa Adejobi, on Wednesday stated that the Command, being the largest in the country, has been badly hit by unwarranted attacks from criminal elements.
CSP Muyiwa Adejobi who made this revelation on Wednesday while playing host to a team of the National Association of Online Security Reporters, NAOSRE, led by the National Secretary, Dayo Bamgbala noted that the development had greatly demoralized officers and men of the Command.
He, however, explained that the recent visit by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, coupled with the supports from Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, had helped in boosting the morale of the men.
“I can tell you that the past few weeks have been assuring in terms of combat readiness against criminals in Lagos State and President Buhari’s promises of improved welfare for officers and men.
“Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, who is obviously living up to his billing as the Chief Security Officer of the state has encouraged the Command through the supply of combat equipment,” he stated.
Adejobi disclosed that the governor has donated 150 Double Cabin Vehicles; 30 Saloon Patrol Vehicles, 1000 Ballistic Vests; 1000) Ballistic Helmets; 1000 Handheld Police Radios/Walkie Talkies; 100 Security Patrol Bikes; two Armored Personnel Carriers (APCs), four High-Capacity Troop Carriers; two Anti-Riot Water Cannon Vehicles including furniture and other ancillary supports.
He emphasized that these were encouragement from government and a major step in the hunger for curtailing and erasing the footprints of criminals in the State.
The PPRO explained that the Command under the leadership of CP Hakeem Odumosu is grinding criminals’ nose in the stone.
However, the unrestricted free movement in Nigeria which is already in the throes of multiple afflictions, has nonetheless being a spoiler.
He noted further that criminals from other States and neighbouring countries, because of free access, move into Lagos every time, a development that creates avalanche of criminals despite Odumosu’s daily crack down on bandits.
Nevertheless, the fresh supply of fighting equipment by the governor, he stated, has numbered the days of criminals in Lagos.
He urged NAOSRE, as a credible association, to continue to offer unbiased security reportage in order to arrest the tragic misreading of the nature and natural disposition of Lagos Command in fighting criminals.
Earlier, Dayo Bamgbala who represented NAOSRE President, Oyewale Femi, stated that the association’s commitment to unbiased viewpoints, devoid of assumptions, remains unshaken.
He thanked the Command for its tireless efforts in combating crimes in the State and urged more deployment of intelligence gathering to complement its strategies.