Lagos Police clarifies partial lockdown to curb insecurity

Lagos Police clarifies partial lockdown to curb insecurity

Abiodun Alabi, the Commissioner of Police for Lagos State has revealed that police officers have been sent to guard the state’s entry and exit points in response to the current security threats in the nation.

This is done to deter crime from occurring.

Alabi claimed, in a statement on Thursday, August 18, 2022 that the police officers stationed at the state’s exit and entry points had been given specific instructions to enforce stop-and-search laws. He said that the action was a part of the command’s proactive efforts to safeguard people and property; especially by ensuring that the state has sufficient security.

However, he refuted claims that Lagos State had been partially placed under lockdown as a result of security threats.

Alabi said, “It is just stop-and-search which is just preventive measures. It is just proactive and preventive measures because of the prevailing security situation in the country.

“We were advised to put in place preventive and proactive measures. So, partial lockdown where? We are just doing our normal stop-and-search to prevent crime…It is at the entry and exit points and not that Lagos State is on partial lockdown.

“Where is a partial lockdown? Is there anything like partial lockdown? it is just stop and search as preventive measures.”

Meanwhile, Gov. Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on Wednesday, August 18, 2022 revealed that the test run of the Blue Rail Line train service project will commence December 2022.

Sanwo-Olu said this in Marina.

He spoke at the launch of the last track beam (T-beam) for the Blue Line Rail mass transit project. The governor stated that with the launching of the last T-beam; the Blue Line Rail project would be formally complete before December, after which the test run would start.

According to him, the government is committed to ensuring the project is completed in time, as the two trains bought in China for the project will arrive in October.

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He said that his administration was on a journey to ensuring the trains begin commercial operations in the first quarter of 2023, as earlier promised.

Sanwo-Olu said that the achievement in the area of the setting of the last T-beam was in line with his administration’s commitment to bringing succour to residents and give them choices in mass transportation.

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