Sanwo-Olu orders security agencies to be “on high alert”

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The Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-OluOn Friday, he received first-hand reports on the level of alertness from the commanders of all security formations in the state.

This comes in the context of reports of threats to the security of the city of Lagos.

Security chiefs briefed the governor during the state security meeting held behind closed doors at Government House in Marina.

The Governor of the State of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, briefs the press after a meeting with members of the State Security Council, at the Government House in Marina, on Friday, August 05, 2022. With him are the Heads of State Security Agencies and some State Officials.

Upon leaving the meeting, Mr. Sanwo-Olu revealed that members of the State Security Council had reviewed the situation in the state’s hot spots, directing better surveillance to neutralize deliberate threats.

The governor allayed residents’ fears, telling them there was no reason to panic. He said that all security formations had been put on high alert to ensure public safety.

“Over the last three and a half hours, we have discussed the current security situation in the state and have reviewed where we are,” the governor said.

“We have our heads together and present a strategy that is reassuring to our citizens. Our men are aware of their responsibilities and are ready to ensure that the safety of the lives and property of our citizens is not compromised in any way.

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“All security agencies have been activated so as not to cause panic; they have been assured not only of the support of the State Government, but also encouraged to be vigilant in their statutory responsibilities.”

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The Governor of the State of Lagos, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, briefs the press after a meeting with members of the State Security Council, at the Government House in Marina, on Friday, August 05, 2022. With him are the Heads of State Security Agencies and some State Officials.

Mr. Sanwo-Olu told residents to respect the law and not hesitate to raise the alarm when they notice suspicious activity around them and in their communities.

The governor said that security remained everyone’s business, and urged residents to work with the government to contain any threat that could disturb the peace in the state.

“I urged our citizens to continue to fulfill their legal duties and be law-abiding. Safety is everyone’s business. We implore our residents to join us in this effort and speak up whenever you notice suspicious activity around you,” the governor said.

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