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Police reacts as media reports that armed robbers are disguising as beggars to rob residents of Lagos
Police reacts as media reports that armed robbers are disguising as beggars to rob residents of Lagos

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The Police command in Lagos state have stated that it will henceforth begin an intensive stop and search operation within the Lekki-Ajah axis in the state after a recent report in the media claimed that some armed robbers in the state now disguise as beggars to attack unsuspecting residents in the Lekki-Ajah area of the state.

 

A official statement issued by the spokesperson of the state police command, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, says that as ”concerned, dutiful, and very responsible police officers saddled with the statutory responsibility of internal security, the command is not oblivious of the apparent security challenges posed by miscreants masquerading as beggars in some parts of the country particularly in Lagos State. ”

”In reaction to the specific plight of the residents of Lekki and Ajah axis, the Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu whose primary concern is to provide robust security for the teeming people of Lagos State, has directed the Area Commander, DPOs, other field and tactical commanders to immediately embark on 24hrs stop and search and vehicular patrol of every nook and cranny of the affected axis and similar areas requiring additional police presence.” the statement read

 

He added that while the Command appreciates the concern of the residents and promises to continue to work assiduously to protect the lives and property of all and sundry, it is advised that citizens should avail themselves of the Lagos State Police Command’s control room/distress call numbers earlier given out with the assurance that the police will respond swiftly as they have always done in the State.


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