We’ve weakened kidnappers in Lagos, says Sanwo-Olu

The Governor of Lagos State, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Tuesday said security strategies put in place by his administration had yielded fruits, adding that crime rate, especially kidnapping, had reduced.

He spoke after the state’s final Security Council meeting in the year.

The governor noted that incessant kidnapping was part of the security challenges facing the state when he took over leadership in May 2019.

“As the Chief Security Officer of the state, I can confirm that activities of the security council has made Lagos safer than it was when we took over. We will continue to make the state secure for all law-abiding residents and visitors,” Sanwo-Olu added.

The state Commissioner of Police, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, also said the police had weakened the capacity of kidnappers in the state, adding that the council remained vigilant to consolidate on the progress achieved.

Odumosu also disclosed that the implementation of the state government’s amnesty offered repentant cultists would start in the New Year.

“We are introducing a policy to contain the menace of okada riders and tricycles, and this policy will be fully implemented. We will be unveiling the plan in a few weeks and it will be sustainable. The plan will not be without human face, but we expect all the commercial motorcycle operators to comply with the policy,” Odumosu said.


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