“New Strategies Have Been Adopted To Combat Crime,” Says Sanwo-Olu

David Ugbabe

The Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, after the state’s security meeting yesterday, assured residents of the megacity of a better security this year, as measures had been put in place to intensify security efforts.

The governor made this known while briefing reporters, stating that he had been briefed by all the security agencies about their strategies to help in ensuring a safe and secure state.

He said, “As the Chief Security Officer of the state, I can confirm that activities of the security council have made Lagos safer than it was when we took over. We will continue to make the state secure for all law-abiding residents and visitors."

Therefore, security agencies have been placed on the alert in preparation for the new deal and new strategies that would be adopted to further improve the safety of lives and properties.

Sanwo-Olu was in the company of the commanders of security formations and top government functionaries in the state.

The Commissioner of Police (CP), Hakeem Odumosu, who also briefed reporters, admitted that crime has reduced dramatically in the state, however, security operatives will not relent but continue to devise new means to tackle insecurity.

The commissioner disclosed that a new security strategy would be unveiled soon to permanently tackle the menace of commercial motorcyclists, popularly known as Okada riders.

“We are introducing a policy to contain the menace of Okada riders and tricycles, and this policy will be fully implemented. We will be unveiling the plan in a few weeks and it will be sustainable.

The plan will not be without a human face, but we expect all the commercial motorcycle operators to comply with the policy,” he said.

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