By Ifeanyi Okolie
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal, has assured residents of Ikorodu area of the State, that two new Area Command Headquarters, would be set up in the axis towards stemming violent crimes like bank robberies, ritual killings by notorious Badoo boys, kidnapping and other vices by militants.
Edgal, made this known yesterday, during a Town-Hall-Meeting, involving all the traditional rulers in Ikorodu and its adjoining communities, Chiefs, Baales, politicians, residents and security operatives within the community, assuring them he was prepared to return Ikorodu to its old days, where residents would sleep with both eyes closed.
Ikorodu, a community which has been marred by series of bank robbers, militancy, pipeline vandalism kidnappings, cult clashes and the recent Badoo killings, which saw several people losing their lives, came alive as the CP rolled out a two months’ plan, which would put an end to heinous crime within the area.
He charged residents to get closer by providing information to the police. He explained that he is unveiling his community policing program, which would see communities work collectively with their local police in ensuring that they are safe.
Edgal, disclosed that he has ordered all Divisional Police Officers and Area Commanders within the Command to implement community policing by ensuring that the people gain the confidence of the police within their areas.
He stated further that, a Police laboratory in Alausa Ikeja, is equipped with sophisticated communication gadgets for intelligence gathering.