Alleged plan of attack on Lagos by terrorists has placed men of the state Police Command on red alert.
The police command’s spokesman, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement on Sunday, said police in Lagos is “not unmindful of intelligence reports suggesting that Lagos State could be on the radar of some persons planning attacks across the country.”
According to Hundeyin, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Abiodun Alabi, has advised residents of the state not to fear.
He said the police boss assured the people that all human, material and operational resources had been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state.
He also said that all the border towns, persons coming in and going out were under surveillance to ensure that there was absolutely no breach of the peace in the state.
He said: “To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has placed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Command on high alert.
“Also placed on alert are all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers and Tactical Commanders, in a bid to ensure that any planned attack is promptly and decisively nipped in the bud.
“The Command is also working closely with other sister security agencies to ensure that no person or group of persons succeeds in destabilising the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State.
“Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans and strategies, all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear.
“Lagos residents are equally enjoined to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies.”