Eid-el-Kabir: Police assure adequate security in Lagos

The Police Command in Lagos State, on said it had deployed adequate human and material to different parts the state in preparation for a hitch-free Eid-el-Kabir celebration.

The Commissioner Police in Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, gave the assurance in a statement signed Spokesman for the command, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi.


Odumosu said that the command had strategised and fortified security across the state before, during and after the festive period.

According to him, the Command Order operation prepared for the Eid-el-Kabir celebration, has put measures in place to possible heavy traffic in and out the state due to increased movement people.

Odumosu said that the command had also taken into consideration the likelihood hoodlums, who might want to leverage on the heavy traffic in the state and attack motorists in traffic.

“I have, therefore, ordered that a large number surveillance motorcycles, Anti-Traffic Robbery teams and intelligence apparatuses should be deployed to strategic places, especially areas that are vulnerable to attacks, to monitor the traffic and keep hoodlums at bay.

“Officers are directed to be alive to their duties and ensure provision adequate security for and property the good people Lagos State, especially Muslim faithful and fun seekers, during the festive period and beyond.

“I have directed the tactics Commanders and Special Squads to embark on continuous and massive raid identified black spots in their respective areas responsibility.

“Such raid must be purposeful and credible so as to be in tune with the Standard Operating Procedures the Nigeria Police Force and international practices,” he said.

The police boss urged Muslim faithful, fun seekers and the good people the state to celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with decorum and moderation, assuring the general public improved security system in Lagos State. (NAN)