10th February, 2011
The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Yakubu Alkali, has ordered the removal of all illegalÂ structures around the commandâ€™s headquarters.
Commandâ€™s spokesman Samuel Jinadu told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the measure was forÂ security reasons following the spate of explosions in some parts of Nigeria.
â€œThe removal of the illegal structures becomes necessary in view of security incidents in differentÂ parts of the country, including bomb explosions,â€ Jinadu said.
He explained that the commissioner gave the directive after inspecting facilities within and aroundÂ the commandâ€™s headquarters and realised that the structures posed a security risk.
Jinadu said that apart from the removal of the structures, vehicles going into the premises of theÂ command, including those owned by police personnel, would be thoroughly checked.
He also said that vehicles, including those of policemen, would no longer be allowed to be parkedÂ inside the premises.
He urged members of the public visiting the command headquarters to comply with the new directive asÂ the measure was for the safety of all.