Industry leaders and the expatriate community have decried growing crime incidents in Lagos State. They noted that more crimes were being committed in highbrow areas such as Victoria Island, Lekki and Ikoyi.
The group stated that armed robbery, car snatching and kidnapping were the most common in the areas, and that most of the crimes were often committed in the early or late hours of the day.
A statement it sent to SUNDAY PUNCH via electronic mail reads, “The growing crime incidents in Lagos featured prominently at a security meeting which held recently among industry leaders and expatriate community. Of note were reports of several armed robbery attacks in the metropolis and the kidnap of a Briton at Oju Olobun Close, Victoria Island.
“These incidents underscore the need for increased vigilance. We recommend the adoption of a self-imposed restriction on late night movements and travels by all, until the security situation improves.”
Efforts to get the state Police Public Relations Officer, Ngozi Braide, to speak on the state of security in the state proved abortive. Calls made to her telephone were not picked, while a text message SUNDAY PUNCH sent to her was not replied.