Lagos State Police Command, has reiterated its commitment to policing the waterways in the state.
Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, gave the assurance during his security assessment tour of Tarkwa Bay, Ilashe, Igbologun and other riverine areas suspected to be used as criminal hideouts.
According to Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, the tour was part of Odumosu’s determined efforts toward making the state safe for all law-abiding citizens and a no-go area for criminals.
He said the work tour was informed by the need to further fortify the waterways following recent incidents of kidnapping in the state.
Accompanied by senior Police Officers from the Marine Police Unit, and other tactical Commanders for a show-of-force on water during the security assessment, the Commissioner used the opportunity to inspect Police’s operational facilities in the area with a view to repositioning them for optimal performance.
The Police boss assures residents of the state that in addition to robust security provided on the mainland, policing the waterways would remain his additional priority.
The CP, therefore, warns criminals infiltrating the State through the waterways to commit heinous crimes to have a change of heart or be prepared to meet their Waterloo.
‘No part of the state will be used as a sanctuary for criminal elements’, he declared.