Lagos Island Mayhem: Police Ordered To Shoot At SightFeatured, Latest News Wednesday, April 30th, 2014
Ayo Balogun, Lagos
Hard times now await criminals and hoodlums on Lagos Island as the police have issued shoot on sight order on people found carrying guns and other weapons capable of inflicting injuries on members of the public.
It would be recalled that two people lost their lives while several others injured and property worth several millions of naira destroyed in a violence on the Island during the last Easter celebrations.
In a statement released after the emergency Security Council meeting, the Chairman of the council, Salau-Bashua said the order issued by the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of the Lion Building, Oluwole Edger became necessary to restore peace and order within the council area.
He described the violence that marred the Easter period as condemnable, retrogressive to the relative peace enjoyed over the last two years, saying security operatives were combat ready to prevent recurrence.
Salau-Bashua lamented that any form of violence on Lagos Island portended grave danger to the economic activities since major businesses were located therein and also capable of sending wrong signals on peaceful coexistence in the state.
The Area Commander, Edger warned criminals and hoodlums to steer clear of the Island, noting that his men have renewed commitments to stop violence in any part of the Island.
The police boss noted that residents and business owners also have responsibilities to alert security operatives on suspicious movements and activities in order to prevent breakdown of law and order in the council area.
In attendance during the emergency security conucil meeting were the Council Chairman, police chiefs, Traditional rulers, Community Development Associations, neighborhood watchers and members of the Road Transport unions.
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