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Ikorodu Robbery: Lagos Assembly Wants Buhari To Strengthen Security On Waterways

The Lagos State House of Assembly has passed a motion calling on President Muhammadu Buhari to direct the Nigerian Navy and other relevant agencies to provide adequate security along the waterways in the state.

This follows the robbery incident that occurred in Ikorodu area of Lagos last week in which a gang of robbers led by a woman invaded two banks in the area and escaped through the waterways.

Majority Leader of the House, Hon. Sanai Agunbiade, during plenary on Monday also called on Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to strengthen the Waterways Guard Corps.

According to him, the corps should be supported to properly carry out their functions as enshrined in the Lagos State Waterways Agency 2008, and that the two helicopters purchased for the Lagos State Waterways Authority, LASWA should be made functional.

Agunbiade, who moved the motion said all commercial banks and structures near jetties should strengthen their security by installing high density cameras on their premises.

“Rapid Response Squad (RRS) should extend their operations from the roads to waterways. The Federal Government through the National Assembly should approve the formation of state police by the 36 states in the country,” he stated.

However, the House unanimously agreed that Buhari should direct the Nigeria Navy to tighten security in waterways in Lagos.




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