Lagos embarks on aggressive riverine policing concern Kidnapping

Worried by the spate of kidnapping and other pockets of crime, Lagos State government, yesterday said it has intensified security surveillance in various community, aimed at tackling the crime within the state. Briefing journalists on the forthcoming Community Day, Special Adviser to the Governor on Communities and Communication, Mr. Kehinde Bamigbetan, who disclosed the development, said that strategies to tackle the spate of kidnapping within the state had been activated.

The Special Adviser explained that the State Neighbourhood Watchers and Community Development Associations (CDA) and other community leaders have been mobilized to complement the security apparatus within the state. Bamigbetan added that the State Government would also use the Community day celebration to intimate the over 50, 000 persons, who will attend the day, on how they could further assist in boosting security within the state. 

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While stressing on the theme of the 2016 Community Day titled: “Community Policing, Panacea for Securing our Communities”, he stated that there was need for the resident to collaborate with the government in ensuring the state is safe always. On his part, the Commissioner for the for Local Government and Community Affairs, Mr. Muslim Folami , said that the state government was determined to develop the infrastructure in all councils as well as beefing up the security. 
On infrastructural development, Folami said that the state government would also pay attention to the maintenance of the newly constructed 114 roads across the state, even as it will before the end of the year embark on construction of another 114 inner roads across the state.

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