Amid the rumoured security threats in the State, Lagos State governor, Mr. Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Friday, allayed the fears of residents of Lagos, urging security agencies to raise the level of vigilance in the State.
The governor, who spoke after he was briefed by security chiefs in the State on the level of alertness by all security formations in the State at a meeting held behind closed-doors at the Government House in Marina, Lagos, disclosed that members of the State Security Council had reviewed the situation across flashpoints in the State.
The governor urged residents not to panic, adding that all security formations had been put on high alert to ensure public safety.
He said: “In the last three and a half hours, we discussed the current security situation in the state and we have reviewed where we are. We have our heads together and come up with a strategy that is assuring to our citizens. Our men are alive to their responsibilities and they are ready to ensure safety of lives and properties of our citizens is not compromised in any way.
“All of the security agencies have been activated not to cause panic; they have been reassured of not only the support of the state government, they also have been encouraged to be vigilant in their statutory responsibilities.”
Sanwo-Olu told the residents to be law-abiding and not to hesitate in raising an alarm when they notice suspicious activities around them and in their communities.
The governor said security remained everyone’s business, urging the residents to work with the government in containing any threat that could potentially disturb the peace in the state.
“I urge our citizens to continue to go about their lawful duties and be law-abiding. Security is everybody’s business. We implore our residents to join us in this effort, and say something whenever they notice suspicious activities around them,” Governor Sanwo-Olu added.