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Lagos charges residents to assist police flush out criminals

The Lagos State Government has charged residents of the state to assist the police in flushing out bad eggs and criminal elements from their domains.

The government urged all the residents in the state to take advantage of the fact that government has brought police nearer to the people by coming out to report all the evil perpetrators through unanimous phone calls and text messages.

Kehinde Bamigbetan, Special Adviser to the Governor on Communities and Communication, gave this charge on Thursday during the monthly meeting of Community Development Committees (CDC) and Neighbourhood Watch Security outfit with other stakeholders across the state, held in Alausa, Lagos, Southwest Nigeria.

According to Bamigbetan, there should be synergy between the police and the people whereby the police would be able to flush out the bad eggs among residents, saying that “we will always encourage synergy among the stakeholders.”

“Some of the success we recorded concerning security in the state happened because Governor Ambode practices inclusive governance where everyone of us is carried along at every point,” he pointed out.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Special Security, Mr Yinka Akinrinde, said that Ambode is very passionate about the security in the state and “that is why he launched onslaught on the bystanders across the state. The governor is interested in making the state crime-free zone for investors, hence the procurement of state-of-art-gadgets for the police which has made criminal activities reduced in Lagos state.”

Representative of the Commissioner of Police, Edward Ebuka said that the commissioner has mandated all Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, DPOs to have regular interactive sessions with all the stakeholders in the community.

He also urged the people to call the police in case of any security threat, as the police would respond promptly, while stressing the need for people to get close to the police and ensure they work together as the people knew the hoodlums more.

Also present at the meeting were the Senior Special Assistant on Community Affairs, Alhaji Tajudeen Quadri; Commander, Area G, ACP Edward Ebuka; Commander, Area F, ACP Edward A. Ajogun; Representative of the Special Adviser on Special Security, Mr Rasheed Adeniji and Directors in the Ministry of Local Government and Community Affairs.

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