Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Lagos governor, says all hands are now on deck as his government has received extensive support from the inspector general of police, Mohammad Adamu, to “address the increase in armed robberies and unrest in boundary communities.”

Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu
Lagos State governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu

We earlier reported that communities in Lagos witnessed unrest as suspected hoodlums armed with different kinds of weapons invaded Mangoro, Ogba, Agege, Iyana Ipaja and Dopemu areas.

Food items, money and other valuables were carted away amid growing coronavirus scare, leaving the affected communities in anxiety.

Addressing the insecurity problems in the state during a meeting with the top echelon of security agencies on Tuesday, April 14, Governor Sanwo-Olu said he has “received increased help from the IG of Police with a special force already addressing the elements breaching the peace in the affected communities.”

“We have the responsibility of ensuring the security of the lives and properties of all residents in Lagos. We will not abandon this responsibility at any time,” the governor said.

“We will definitely see an increase in mobile police deployment in all trouble spots across the metropolis.

“Our security agencies will intensify their patrols around residential areas, boundary communities and other critical areas of activity during this lockdown period.

“I urge all residents to cooperate with them and thank you for your resilience during this extraordinary time.”