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No hiding place for hoodlums in Ikorodu, says Ambode


Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode

The Lagos State governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode, yesterday commissioned a new Police Mobile Force (PMF) Squadron Base 63 in Igbogbo-Baiyeku area of Ikorodu, with a warning that criminals and ritual killers in the axis should turn a new leaf or face the wrath of the law.

Speaking at the event, which was attended by traditional rulers, community chiefs, political and religious leaders as well as top security chiefs in the state, Ambode expressed optimism that the new unit would go a long way in effectively addressing the security challenges experienced in Ikorodu and environs in recent times.

The governor, who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Mr. Tunji Bello, said aside the fact that the primary responsibility of government is to ensure the safety and security of its citizenry, the decision to put the new unit in place was in line with the commitment of his administration to transform all parts of the state, as no meaningful development could be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos, fear and uncertainty about safety of lives and property.

In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris commended Ambode for the continuous support to the police and other security agencies, saying the commissioning of the new Police Mobile unit was another manifestation of the governor’s commitment to security and crime control.

Idris, who was represented by the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Southwest, Folusho Adebanjo, said the security challenges in Ikorodu necessitated the need for the establishment of the new unit, assuring that the police would deploy officers to fight crimes associated with the area.

The traditional ruler of Igbogbo, Oba Abdulsemiu Kasali, commended the state government for establishing the new police unit, as it would help attract development to the area. He said the development, as well as the ongoing road construction in the area would fast track the setting up businesses in the axis.

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