Ahmed Iliyasu, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 2 Command, Lagos, has assured the public of adequate security around the forest borderlines and highways of Lagos and Ogun states during the ’ember’ months.
Iliyasu, who addressed a news conference in Lagos on Thursday, said that the police had strengthened security in the areas to curb kidnapping and other related crimes during these months.
He said that the command had devised a complete operational order, which encompassed the zonal and local operation orders, to safeguard all critical institutions under its jurisdiction.
“These institutions include our commercial institutions, ATMs, highways such as Lagos-Ibadan expressway and market places, waterways and coastal areas.
“Our anti-crime architecture and policing environment are constantly undergoing review in view of patterns, trends and emerging new crimes; therefore, we have put up a new architecture to contain any threats.
“Lagos is a state with huge security architecture in place, in synergy with other sister services, and Ogun is also a state that is open to localisation and location of industries,” he said.
Iliyasu, however, said that the best strategy for solving crime and criminality in the society was the community policing engagement.
“Community policing is simply an interaction of the people and the resources of an area, which generates intelligence for the police in solving and checkmating some of the crimes.
“For every operation, there is a timeframe in which the investigation will be carried out, having respect for the rule of law and human rights during our operations,” he said.