The Lagos state government says it has put in place strategic measures to safeguard the state against terrorist attacks.
This it says is due to the trending messages of intending attacks on the state on various social media platforms.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu made this known at a news briefing on Friday evening shortly after meeting behind closed doors with heads of security and law enforcement agencies at the Lagos House Marina.
The enlarged security meeting was also attended by representatives of the Nigeria Customs Service, Immigration, the Federal Road Safety Corps, the Civil Defence, and the Nigerian Correctional Service in addition to the heads of security formations in Lagos
Governor Sanwo-Olu who revealed that the meeting deliberated on the issue and other areas of concern, assured Lagos residents of his administration’s prompt response and advised them to be alert to happenings in their immediate surroundings and to also share suspicious activities in their areas with security and law enforcement agencies.
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.”
“I urged 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,” the Governor said.
The Governor emphasized that security remains everyone’s business and urged Lagos residents to work with the Government in containing any threats that could potentially disturb the peace in the State.
Reporting by Omolara Omosanya, editing by Daniel Adejo