LASG Sets Up Squad to Protect Schools Against Kidnappings

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The Lagos State Government has set up a ‘Joint Tactic Squad’ comprising members of all security agencies to boost security around model colleges and schools in the riverine and other vulnerable areas of the state.

Briefing journalists after the monthly Security Council meeting chaired by Governor Akinwunmi Ambode, and attended by commanders of security formations in the state, the Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, added that the government resolved to fully enforce the state traffic law prohibiting operation of commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) in certain routes.

Imohimi said in the past few weeks, a lot of efforts had been put in place to fortify security in schools in riverine areas and model colleges.

He said, “A tour of all the model colleges has been undertaken and all lapses have been observed. The governor has ordered that the lapses should be taken care of immediately. We now have Joint Tactic Squad, comprising both the police and the military in all model schools.

“We also talked about the influx of commercial motorcycle operators. The council has resolved to enforce the Lagos State Road Traffic Law prohibiting their operations in certain parts of the state.”

Imohimi said the council had approved the resuscitation of the Joint Inter-Agency Raids Committee that would coordinate raids on areas where criminals had their hideouts.

He said those involved in the murder of the winner of the 2007 Gulder Ultimate Search, Hector Jobateh, had been arrested, including the principal suspect who fired the shot that killed the victim, saying they would soon be charged to court.

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