- According to the Lagos state police command, from now on, anyone moving around Ikorodu and environs should always have a valid ID on them
- The police command has grown increasingly concerned over the increased spate of criminal activities in the area
- Adequate security measures have now been put in place to ensure the safety of lives and property in Ikorodu and other parts of Lagos
Residents of Ikorodu and its environs have been warned by the Lagos state police command to always go about with an identification card.
According to reports, the police PRO, Olarinde Famous-Cole, in a statement released on Tuesday, July 4, announced that the force was planning to conduct a series of operations in the area.
The statement read: “The Lagos state police command would like to inform members of the public especially residents in ikorodu and environs, that from henceforth everybody moving around that part of the state, residents, students or workers should always have on them a valid form of identification.
“This has become important and necessary because of the series of police operations lined up in the area by the Lagos state police command led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of operations.
“The Lagos state police command is deeply concerned about the criminal activities in the area which is not only unlawful but also affecting the integrity of the state.
“The planned police operations demands residents to carry on them a valid form of identification which will be verified, in order not to be restricted or face apprehension as adequate security arrangements have been put in place for the safety of every Nigerian throughout the state by the police and other security agencies.
“This order takes immediate effect from the 4th of July 2017.”
This new development comes after about two persons were burnt to death over suspicions that they were members of the notorious cult group, ‘Badoo’.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that 100 members of the dreaded Badoo cult gang operating in Ikorodu area of Lagos state were arrested on Sunday morning of July 3.
Confirming the operation where 40 police and RRS vehicles were used, the Public Relations Officer of Lagos state police command, Olarinde Famous–Cole said the force is prepared to rid Lagos state of the criminal activities of Badoo cult members.
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