Lagos State Police Command has directed all its principal officers and sectional heads to embark on operation show force.
Officers said to be affected by the directives are Area Commanders, Commanders of Taskforce, Tactical Teams, Police Mobile Force, Counter Terrorism Unit, RRS, and other Operational Units in Lagos State Police Command.
They were asked to immediately embark on massive, aggressive, purposeful and well-coordinated ‘show of force’ across the nook and cranny of the State.
The directive was given by Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, as part of proactive efforts to keep criminals away from the state and reassure the public of their safety and protection.
According to him, the exercise is not meant to intimidate law abiding citizens but to reassure them of the Command’s combat readiness to take on hoodlums and other criminal elements especially as we approach the ’ember months’ period.
Therefore, he enjoins law-abiding public to go about their legitimate businesses as the special exercise will be carried out in the most effective and professional manner without infringing on their fundamental human rights.
To achieve its desired purpose, the police boss urge the public to give useful but credible information about criminals and their activities to the police to enable them take appropriate actions in the interests of the public.
His statement is contained in statement by Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu.