The Lagos State Police Command has revealed that its operatives and other related agencies are prepared to counter any terrorists’ attack in the state.
This was made known by the state police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, during a Twitter Space webinar, on Saturday.
Hundeyin while speaking on the police readiness, noted that the police were also gathering intelligence reports.
GreenWhiteGreen GWG reports that,the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, in a detailed security report said that ISWAP and Boko Haram were planning an attack on Lagos, Kaduna, Kogi, Katsina and Zamfara states as well as the Federal Capital Territory.
Hundeyin in reaction, said, “We are working seriously with other security agencies. Many times that I am with the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, the Department of State Services keeps sending intelligence reports to us.”
According to him, the police were not working alone, but in collaboration with other securities agencies to resist any attack.
“All resources are available, from human resources to gadgets. Our equipment has been optimally deployed to ensure that we don’t have any attack in Lagos,” the Police Spokesman said.
He noted that the residents in Lagos also needed to assist the police and other security agencies in providing them with timely information on suspicious movements.
“The people also have a role to play by reporting suspicious movements to security agencies. It’s a collective thing.
“On our part, we are not just ignoring it, we are at alert,” he said.
He noted that the CP was engaging all the Area Commanders and the Divisional Police Officers, among others on the matter.
“Most of us have families, and relatives in Lagos, my parents are in Lagos and I know that if I don’t do my job, it’s not just the people out there that will be affected, we (the police) will be affected by this. We’re all Nigerians and we’re together in this,” he added