Lagos police command assures of credible and peaceful elections

Lagos city

The Police in Lagos on Friday, assured residents that all the security agencies in the State were ready to ensure that there would be comprehensive security cover in the State before, during and after the general elections.

Fielding questions from newsmen after the State Security Council meeting presided over by Governor Babatunde Fashola SAN, at the Lagos House, Alausa, Ikeja, the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Kayode Aderanti, said the Police and other security agencies were ready to ensure security of the State adding, "Lagos is secured and all these minor irritations should not distract people. Residents should go about their daily business activities".

The Commissioner told newsmen that his command and other security agencies were able to bring in new strategies that would enhance smooth operations adding that all the security agencies in the State were going to work as a team to ensure that the forthcoming elections were conducted in an atmosphere of peace.

According to Aderanti, "We are all on the same page, we have decided that come March 28 and April 11, 2015, the people of Lagos are going to have a very credible experience in this forth coming general election, they should just go out and cast their vote".

The Commissioner maintained that every residence should remain calm as the Police Command and other security agencies were going to provide enabling environment for everybody to exercise his or her own civic responsibility, adding ''Nobody should have fear of anything, just go out and have fun, cast your vote and see your vote being counted''.

According to him, ''The people of Lagos should know that we have a solid security architecture in place in the State that is being supported by His Excellency, Mr. Babatunde Fashola SAN, and in collaboration with the other security agencies, we are more than determined that the people of Lagos are safe, safe for commerce and safe for living".

The Commissioner was accompanied at the press briefing by other members of the State Security Council including Commander NNS Beecroft, Olokun Apapa, Navy Commodore Teikum Ikoli, Commander Airforce Base Ikeja, Air Commodore Lere Osanyintolu, Chief of Army Staff 9 Mechanized Brigade, Major General U. T Opuene, Director State Security Service, Mr. Ben Olayi and Special Adviser to the Governor on Security, Major Tunde Panox (Rtd).

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