As Lagosians prepare for Sallah celebrations,the Lagos state Police Command has released telephone contacts its offices can be reached with distress calls , just as it has Intensifies Patrols and Surveillance in Places of Worships and Public Places in the State.
In a statement made available to Thepage, and signed by the state’s Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana,the police called on Lagosians to be vigilant and Report Suspicious Movements to the Police.
The Command mentioned that it has deployed adequate number of personnel to Places of Worships, markets, recreational areas and highways for hitch free Sallah celebrations across the State.
” Personnel from Anti bomb units are deployed to prayer grounds and worship centres to screen people going into such places.
”Surveillance Patrol teams are equally deployed to Places of Human gathering to monitor activities of criminal elements who may want to disturb the peace of the State or use the occasion to commit Crime.
”The Command’s Tactical Units and Special Forces are deployed to strategic locations to deal decisively with any criminal elements before, during and after the celebration. Aerial, land and waterways patrols are intensified. The Command’s Anti Terrorism Units are placed on red alert to tackle any act of terrorism that may rear its ugly face anytime, anywhere. Traffic personnel are well positioned to control and regulate free flow of traffic.”
According to the statement, The Commissioner of Police Lagos State, CP Zubairu Muazu mni in his Sallah message, called on Muslim Ummah to continue in the Spirit of love, sacrifice and peaceful coexistence that the Holy Month of Ramadan signifies and pray that Allah in His infinite mercy will accept our supplications.
The Commissioner of Police, called on Lagosians to be conscious of their environment and remain vigilant at all times, admonishing that it is the people’s civic duty to report any Suspicious Movements or Persons to the Police.
He appealed to Parents and Guardians to monitor the activities of their children and wards. He also called on the youths to be law abiding and shun any act of lawlessness, gangsterism and violence.
He warned that, the Command will deal mercilessly with criminal elements in the State in accordance with the law.
”Our Rapid Response Squads are well positioned, to promptly respond to distress calls and emergencies.
’’ In case of any emergency or information we can be reached through any of the following numbers: 08063299264; 07055462708; 08127155150; 08065154338; 09053872208; 08127155071.Remember, together we can continue to make Lagos State safe” the statement read.