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Police Assures Lagosians Of Adequate Security During Eid-EL-Kabir Festivities, Ember Months


The Lagos State Police Command, Thursday assured residents of adequate security during the coming Eid-el-Kabir festivals and the remaining Ember months saying security measures have been put in place to ensure that crime is reduced to the barest minimum during the period.

PoliceFielding questions from the newsmen after the weekly State Security Council Meeting presided over by Governor Babatunde Fashola, SAN, at the Lagos House, Ikeja, the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Aderanti, said the Police and other security agencies are ready to make sure that every where is secure in the State.

The Commissioner said his Command and other security agencies would be proactive in putting in place all the security measures in place to ensure that every resident enjoys the Eid-El-Kabir festival  and the Ember months adding “So far the State is relatively peaceful and we hope and believe that we can sustain it in these coming days”.

He, however, urged residents to be security conscious wherever they are emphasizing that security is a collective responsibility with every resident as a stakeholder in the security architecture of the State. “This is the only way to reduce crime rate to the barest minimum”, he said.

Echoing the views of the State Governor, Aderanti declared, “All of us should be stakeholders in the security architecture of this State. When you see something, say something; we should try to do things accurately, we should not indulge in excesses during this festive period”.

“We have also put measures in place to ensure that all the good people of Lagos State   enjoy the coming holidays. They are free to go to the malls, to go to the beaches and to the Cinema houses because adequate security will be provided in all these places”, the Police boss said.

He commended the efforts of Governor Fashola in putting in place very solid security architecture adding, “We have all the logistics to work with, we have all the enablement and we have all the support. All we need to do is to work hard to ensure that this   State is peaceful and open to investments and continues to serve as a meeting point where every Nigerian will have a sense of belonging”.

The Commissioner of Police was accompanied at the press briefing by other members of the Security Council including the Commander NNS Beecroft, Olokun Apapa, Navy Commodore Teikumo Daniel. Commander Airforce Base Ikeja, Air Commodore Lere Osanyintolu,  Commander 9 Mechanized Brigade, Brigadier General Daniel Lubo, and the Special Adviser on Security, Major Tunde Panox (rtd).








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