Correctional Facilities: Lagos State Police Command Puts Formations On Red Alert

  • This follows attacks on police and correctional facilities in Imo State by gunmen suspected to be IPOB members

In a bid to be proactive, the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, has moved to fortify security in and around Police formations and Correctional Centres in Lagos State.

The CP summoned the Area Commanders, Mobile Police Commanders and Commanders of the Tactical Operational Units of the command to deliberate and review operational strategies of the command towards forestalling any attacks in the state.

The meeting which held on Tuesday at the State Headquarters, Ikeja, had in attendance the Deputy Commissioners of Police, Operations, Administration and State CID, Panti respectively, the fourteen (14) Area Commanders, Police Mobile Force Commanders, Commanders of RRS and Task force, Commanders of the Special Squad and Strike Team and the State Intelligence Bureau of the command.

Correctional Facilities: Lagos State Police Command Puts Formations On Red Alert

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The CP engaged them in an interactive session to assess and brainstorm on having better security structures in the state and to prevent any attacks on police formations, correctional centre and vulnerable places within Lagos State.

The meeting agreed on many strategies to be adopted including robust intelligence gathering, surveillance, sectorising the state for easy policing, constant patrol and deployment of personnel to strategic places and multi agency collaboration amongst others.

The police boss gave clear directives to the full implementation and enforcement of the strategies emplaced to achieve the goals of effective security of the state generally.


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