Lagos State Police Command has ordered the commanders of the Mobile Police Squadrons and Special Protection Unit in Lagos State to withdraw their men from individuals who are not entitled to police aides and escorts, in line with the directive of the Inspector-General of Police.
This is to augment the command’s strength, in readiness for the EndSARS protest proposed to be staged by some individuals and groups.
The police command hinted that proposed protest is aimed at causing mayhem and security threats in the state.
In a statement issued by the state police image-maker, SP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, it was said that the Command deemed it necessary to mop up more mobile policemen, to deploy them across the length and breadth of the state for any eventualities, as the police were no longer ready to condone any act of lawlessness or allow state of anarchy.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Hakeem Odumosu has put all police personnel and other security agents in the state on red alert, while he charged them to be professional and act according to the provisions of the law, either in quelling riots or for self-defence.
“The command has warned against any ‘peaceful’ or violent protest whatsoever in the state, to avert further breakdown of law and order, killings, burning and looting that marred the recent EndSARS protests in the state.
“The Command therefore reiterates its commitment to the maintenance of law and order, to prevent any act that is capable of causing pains, anarchy and losses of lives and property in the state,” Adejobi further said in the statement.