Against the background of reported security threats to Lagos, Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu on Friday allayed the fears of the residents, telling them that there was no reason to panic. He said all security formations had been put on high alert to ensure public safety.
At the State Security Council, commanders of all security formations in the state provides Sanwo-Olu with firsthand briefings on the level of the alert. The meeting reviewed the situation across flashpoints and directed improved vigilance to neutralise intending threats.
The Governor said: “In the last three and a half hours, we discussed the current security situation in the state and we have reviewed where we are. We have our heads together and come up with a strategy that is assuring to our citizens. Our men are alive to their responsibilities and they are ready to ensure that the safety of lives and property of our citizens is not compromised in any way.
“All of the security agencies have been activated not to cause panic; they have been reassured of not only the support of the state government, they also have been encouraged to be vigilant in their statutory responsibilities”.
Sanwo-Olu told the residents to be law-abiding and not to hesitate in raising an alarm when they notice suspicious activities around them and in their communities.
The Governor said security remained everyone’s business, urging the residents to work with the government in containing any threats that could potentially disturb the peace in the state.
“I urged our citizens to continue to go about their lawful duties and be law-abiding. Security is everybody’s business. We implore our residents to join us in this effort, and say something whenever they notice suspicious activities around them”, he further said.