The Commissioner of Police (CP), Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu, on Thursday warned that the police command would neutralise any move that could jeopardise the security architecture and the maintenance of law and order in Lagos State.
Odumosu, in a statement signed by the state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, condemned the continuous attacks on police stations; just as Ikotun Police Station and part of Ojodu Police Station were torched.
He appreciated the Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Research and Planning, Leye Oyebade, for his sterling leadership qualities and efforts in making sure that normalcy was restored to Lagos.
“We moved round some volatile areas within the state to clear the obstructions on major roads in order to create access for motorists and other road users, especially those on essential services.
“The initiative was borne out of the need to clear the roads of barricades and take charge of security of lives and property in Lagos State due to the prevailing violent attacks,” he said.
According to him, the areas barricaded include Falomo Roundabout, Sura-Adeniji and Ilubinrin end of the Third Mainland Bridge, Iyana Oworo and Gbagada end of Ikorodu expressway, Oju Elegba (Surulere) and Apongbon Bridge.
Besides, Odumosu said that he visited the Nigerian Correctional Custodial Centre, Ikoyi, which was partly set on fire by hoodlums, to assess the damage and fortify the centre’s security to prevent jail break.
“I charge police officers and other security agents to be resolute in protecting lives and property and restoring peace and public safety in the state,” he said.