By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
Following speculations of armed robbery attack on residents of Ikorodu area of Lagos, the Commissioner of Police Hakeem Odumosu has ordered the Commander of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi and other operational heads to relocate and fortify the area against possible attack.
To join the RRS team, according to the Commissioner’s are other operational units including Mobile Police Force, State Intelligence Bureau and CP Monitoring Unit.
In order to strengthen the team, the Commander, Area “N” Command, Ijede and all the Divisional Police Officers in Ikorodu and their operatives are to join in the operation.
The police public relations officer SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made the disclosure in a release made available to journalists on Friday.
It reads “In order to be proactive and fortify security in Ikorodu and its environs following the speculations or threats of robbery attacks on the residents of Ikorodu, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has ordered the commander RRS, CSP Saheed Egbeyemi and other operational units, including Mobile Police Force, State Intelligence Bureau, CP Monitring Unit, to relocate to Ikorudu.
The operation also involves the Area Commander, Area N, Ijede and all the Divisional Police Officers and their operatives in Ikorodu.
It will be recalled that recently there were speculations that robbers were planning to lay siege and attack the residents of Ikorodu and its environs. Premised on the speculations, CP Hakeem Odumosu, swung into action and re-strategised towards providing adequate security in Ikorodu and other parts of the state.
While felicitating with Lagosians on Christmas celebration, he appeals to the general public to abide by the laws of the land and observe COVID-19 preventive protocols during and beyond the seasons”.