THE Lagos State Police Command has debunked reports suggesting it has issued a travel advisory to stem
“an increase in kidnapping incidents on the Gbagada Expressway”,
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement, said: “The Lagos State Police Command wishes to debunk a now-viral advisory on social media purportedly emanating from the Command about “an increase in kidnapping incidents along Gbagada Expressway. The Command hereby states unequivocally that the claim that such a security alert was issued by the Lagos State Police Command is false”.
He further stated that: “notwithstanding, the Command is not unmindful of the concerns raised in the alert. Consequent upon this, the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, CP Adegoke Fayoade, mni has ordered an immediate review of the security architecture of the entire area by affected Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Area Commanders in a bid to forestall such an occurrence.”
According to Hundeyin, “The improved security architecture will be regularly reviewed and optimized to ensure absolute security for road users, residents of the area and the entire people of Lagos State”.
To this end, he further said, the CP has urged Lagosians to go about their lawful businesses without any fear of harassment or intimidation.
“In the same vein, Lagosians are urged to remain security conscious and report any suspicious happening around them to the nearest Police Station or call Lagos State Police Command Control Room on 08065154338, 08063299264 or 09129229576”, the PPRO said.