Mr. Hakeem Odumosu, the commissioner of Police, Lagos State commend has revealed that the police would resume a 24hr surveillance on schools and farmlands. In order to prevent kidnapping and banditry as much as possible in Lagos State.
This is a response to the increased rate of kidnapping, mass murdering and destruction of farm properties in the country. Mr. Hakeem explained that there has been agreement amongst the schools, parents, community leaders and state to working together to prevent such awful cases aforementioned.
The commissioner however says that one major setback they’ve encountered was that most of the farmlands were not accessible by vehicles, said however that the command would liase with both the ministry of Agriculture and Government of the state about purchasing motorcycles for the patrol units to handle the farm lands.
Questions arose from curious journalists wondering how truly prepared the commission was in the case of a real terrorist attack which he responded,
“The command has designed an operation order to cater for the deployment of personnel, surveillance, patrol and strict monitoring of schools and students’ activities across the state in its bid to provide adequate security for loth public and private schools in Lagos state.”
He concluded saying;
“We are going to incorporate the Ministry of agriculture and traditional rulers for data of farmlands. By the time this is put in place, we will begin to map out security strategies for them. At the moment, we are patrolling areas that are motorable. When we get the data and with the assistance of the Ministry of Agriculture and state government, we hope to use motorcycles to access the difficult terrains.”