24th December, 2021
By Mateen Badru
Lagos Commissioner of Police (CP), Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered his officers to embark on special massive and intelligence-driven raid on identified, targeted criminal hideouts and other black spots as part of strategies to win the war against criminals in the state.
Lagos Police spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu who announced this in a statement on Thursday said Odumosu gave the order during his routine briefing with Area Commanders, DPOs and Heads Of Departments at the Police Officers’ Mess, GRA, Ikeja
Ajibutu said Odumosu told the officers that the directive became imperative so as to clip the wings of criminal elements in the state and ensure the safety of the public before, during and after the festive season.
“It is his determination to ensure safety of Lagosians during the Christmas and beyond and he will do whatever he can, within the ambit of the law, in the interest of peace, security and public safety.
“As part of strategies to win the war against criminals, the CP has also directed that there be special massive and intelligence-driven raid of identified, targeted criminal hideouts and other black spots in the state.
“This is to ensure that all residents and those visiting the State enjoy relative peace.
“Similarly, special tactical foot and vehicular patrols have been put in place.
“Personnel drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Squad, Tactical Team, X-Squad, Monitoring Unit, State Intelligence Bureau and others have been deployed for aggressive, confidence-building visibility policing of the entire State,” the statement read.
The CP, according to the statement, assured the public that the command would perform its duty professionally without infringing on the fundamental human rights of law-abiding citizens.
He enjoined the public to cooperate with the police by giving prompt and credible information that could help in the current onslaught against criminal elements in Lagos State.