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Police on high alert in Lagos over rumoured terrorists’ planned attack

The Lagos State Commissioner of Police (CP), Abiodun Alabi, has assured the residents of adequate security amid rumour of planned attacks by terrorists.

Spokesperson of the Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, quoted CP Alabi as saying he has placed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) on high alert.

He said: “The Lagos State Police Command is not unmindful of intelligence reports suggesting that Lagos State could be on the radar of some persons planning attacks across the country.”

According to the statement, “To this end, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Abiodun Alabi, has placed the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB) of the Command on high alert alongside all Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers, and Tactical Commanders, all in a bid to ensure that any possible planned attack is promptly and decisively nipped in the bud.”

“The Command is also working closely with sister security agencies to ensure that no person or group of persons succeed in destabilizing the peace and serenity enjoyed by the good people of Lagos State.”

“Also, the Commissioner uses this medium to allay the fears of Lagosians and assure them that all human, material, al and operational resources have been fully and optimally deployed across the length and breadth of the state, especially at border towns, towards ensuring that there is no breach of the peace.”

He said: “Consequent upon the carefully laid down security plans/strategies, all residents of Lagos State are urged to go about their lawful duties without panic or fear. Lagosians are equally enjoined to remain very vigilant and report suspicious movements and persons to security agencies.”

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