Sanwo-Olu assures Lagosians of safety amid security threats

Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Lagos State Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has assured Lagosians of their safety in the wake of reported threats by unknown persons.

Mr Sanwo-Olu met with commanders of all security formations in the state at the Government House in Marina on Friday and it was agreed that security personnel should increase vigilance to neutralise intending threats.

The governor said all security formations have been put on high alert to ensure public safety.

He 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 safety of lives and properties 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 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 remains everyone’s business, urging the residents to work with the government in containing any threat 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,” Sanwo-Olu said.