The Lagos State Government on Saturday said the state was not opened to terror attacks.
Likewise, the State Police Command noted that it was always prepared not just to protect some strategic centres the groups allegedly plotted to attack, but also to secure lives and properties in the state.
The Commissioner for Information & Strategy, Mr. Steve Ayorinde, allayed residents’ fear , saying the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode “is working with the State Police Command and other security agencies to deter or prevent attacks against the state.”
Ayorinde said the state government would not succumb “to threat by any group to attack Lagos State. We are working with security agencies to protect lives and properties in the state.”
The commissioner added that the state “is not open to insurgent or terror attacks,” thereby charging all residents in the state “to go about their lawful businesses without fear and trepidation.”
He explained that the Ambode administration was built on a tripod: security, infrastructure development and wealth creation, noting that the administration had partnered all security agencies for effective public safety and order.
He assured that the state police command “is on the top of the situation. Other security agencies including the Nigeria Armed Forces are working together day and night to ensure that lives and properties are secure.”
He noted that the Ambode administration was in strategic partnership with the state police command, which he said, explained the rationale behind the procurement of security equipment valued over N4.75 billion for the state police command.