A new Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron Base 63 was on Monday unveiled in Igbogbo-Baiyeku area of Ikorodu to effectively address the security challenges ranging from ritual killings to kidnapping being experienced in the Ikorodu axis of the state.
Speaking at the event, Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode said the new unit would go a long way in effectively addressing the security challenges experienced in Ikorodu and environs in recent times.
Ambode, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, said aside the fact that the primary responsibility of government is to ensure the safety and security of its citizenry, the decision to put the new unit in place was in line with the commitment of his administration to transform all parts of the state, as no meaningful development could be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos, fear and uncertainty about safety of lives and property.
He said, “The security and safety of residents of our dear state cannot and will not be compromised. This is why this administration, in partnership with well meaning individuals and the Organized Private Sector (OPS) have invested and continue to invest in the provision of equipment and other security infrastructure for efficient and effective operations of security agencies in the State.
“The establishment of this Police Mobile Force 63 Squadron in this location was initiated by the Lagos State Government to effectively address the security challenges being experienced in the Ikorodu axis of the state.
“With the commissioning of this Squadron, which we have provided with operational vehicles, communication equipment, among others, all criminal elements within Ikorodu and its environs, will have no place to hide.”
In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police Ibrahim Idris commended Governor Ambode for the constant and continuous support to the police and other security agencies, saying the commissioning of the new Police Mobile unit was another manifestation of his commitment to security and crime control.
Idris, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Southwest, Folusho Adebanjo said Ikorodu had developed from a once serene town with thriving commercial and social activities to that with crime features such as ritual murders, kidnappings, armed robbery, among others.
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