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Lagos CP Odumosu orders raids on criminal hideouts in Lagos

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As part of tactics to win the battle against criminals in the state, Lagos Commissioner of Police (CP) Hakeem Odumosu has instructed his officers to conduct a particularly huge and intelligence-driven raid on identified, targeted criminal hideouts and other black areas.

Lagos Police spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, said Odumosu gave the order at a routine meeting with Area Commanders, DPOs, and Heads Of Departments at the Police Officers’ Mess, GRA, Ikeja, on Thursday.

According to Ajibutu, Odumosu told the police that the command was necessary to cut the wings of criminal groups in the state and secure public safety before, during, and after the festive season.

“It is his determination to ensure the safety of Lagosians during Christmas and beyond and he will do whatever he can, within the ambit of the law, in the interest of peace, security and public safety.

“As part of strategies to win the war against criminals, the CP has also directed that there be special massive and intelligence-driven raids of identified, targeted criminal hideouts and other black spots in the state.

“This is to ensure that all residents and those visiting the State enjoy relative peace.

“Similarly, special tactical foot and vehicular patrols have been put in place.

“Personnel drawn from the Police Mobile Force (PMF), Counter Terrorism Unit, Special Squad, Tactical Team, X-Squad, Monitoring Unit, State Intelligence Bureau and others have been deployed for aggressive, confidence-building visibility policing of the entire State,” the statement read.

According to the statement, the CP promised the public that the command would carry out its duties professionally without infringing on law-abiding individuals’ fundamental human rights.

He urged the general public to assist the police by providing timely and credible information that could aid in the present crackdown on criminal groups in Lagos State.

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