We’re prepared for terrorists’ attack on Lagos – Police

We’re prepared for terrorists’ attack on Lagos – Police

The Lagos State Police command has said that it is ready to combat any terror attack and operations in the state.

This was disclosed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, during a Twitter Space webinar on Sunday.

Hundeyin, while responding to a question from a Punch reported during the webinar, noted that the state police command has also been gathering intelligence reports to prevent the rumoured imminent terror attacks in Lagos.

There had been reports on Tuesday that two terrorist groups, the Islamic State West Africa Province and Boko Haram, were planning to attack some states in the North-West, North-Central and South-West.

According to The PUNCH, the security agencies also got a security report that ISWAP and Boko Haram were planning to attack Lagos, Kaduna, Kogi, Katsina and Zamfara states as well as the Federal Capital Territory.

But while reacting to this during the webinar, Hundeyin 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.”

He noted that the police were not working in isolation, but rubbing minds with other securities to forestall 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.

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