In response to the growing insecurity in Lagos state, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has deployed military, police, and DSS to help curb the menace.
Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu has promised residents in the state of safety of lives and their property amid the extended lockdown.
Governor Sanwo-Olu said this on Tuesday, April 14 while addressing newsmen at Marina, following the deployment of security agencies to different locations in the state to halt attacks by robbers and hoodlums on residents while observing the stay at home order.
With the governor at the press briefing is the Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu; Commissioner for Health, Akin Abayomi; Nigeria Navy Ship Beecroft, Commandant Ibrahim Shettima and 9 Brigade Commander Ikeja Cantonment, Brigade General Musa Awaal.
Sofo News understands that Sanwo-Olu had an emergency Security Council meeting with the top officials as mentioned above to discuss and provide a means of curbing the increasing reports of crime committed daily by robbers, cultists, miscreants, and other criminals in the state amid the lockdown in the state due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
Sofo News reported that Lagos State Governor noted that;
”Over 100 suspects have been arrested in the last 72 hours on account of disturbances. All the suspects have accordingly been charged to court.”
Sanwo-Olu further stated that the Lagos State government is working hand in hand with the Federal Government of Nigeria to proffer solutions to the ongoing unrest in the state. Adding that DIG Peter Ogunyanwo has been deployed in the state as the Intervention Squad Coordinator to restore peace of residents by dealing with the evil perpetrators.
He said further,
”With this revised strategy in the rate of policing to curb these hoodlums, you will see an increase in mobile police deployment in all target spots in the metropolis as well as the police intensifying patrols around residential areas, boundary communities during this extended lockdown period.”Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Executive Governor of Lagos State
He continued further saying,
”This will also be carried out in conjunction with other security agencies; Army, Navy, Airforce, and Directorate of State Security Services (DSS), with the support of the federal government.”
Sanwo-Olu, however, urged all Lagosians to adhere to the lockdown extension directive by the Federal government, noting that violators of the order will be dealt with as there will be zero tolerance for disobedience.
Sofo News understands that the State Government took the decisive approach as part of the government’s efforts to prevent the further spread of COVID-19.