The Lagos state command of the Nigeria Police Force has urged residents to be calm and not panic over alleged planned attacks on the state.
In a statement by the command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the police assured residents that efforts are being made to stop the potential attackers. In response to intelligence about the threat by bandits to attack the state, the command’s Commissioner, CP Abiodun Alabi, is said to have placed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Command on high alert, alongside all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and Tactical Commanders.
The Role of Residents
While urging residents to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear, the police urged the public to be vigilant and assist the police in ensuring that any potential threat is quickly nipped in the bud, by providing them with timely information on observed suspicious activities and movements. “The people also have a role to play by reporting suspicious movements to security agencies. It’s a collective thing”, Hundeyin said.
The police command assured that all human, material, and operational resources have been deployed across the length and breadth of the state, especially at border towns, to ensure that there is absolutely no breach of the peace.